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Presenting your 2020 Westfield Local Heroes

We are excited to announce your three 2020 successful Westfield Local Heroes for Miranda.

These inspiring local leaders were nominated and voted for by the community and will now be awarded a $10,000 grant for each of their affiliated organisations to help their important work to grow.

Westfield Local Heroes is a community recognition and grants program, connecting and enriching local communities. Launched in 2018, the program spans our 42 trade areas across Australia and New Zealand. In 2020, we are awarding $1.26 million to 126 local organisations.

For further information on the Westfield Local Heroes program, click here.

Your three Westfield Miranda Local Heroes are:

Bronte Hendricks

Stellar Experiences
Altruistic. Loving. Compassionate

Bronte Hendricks is helping young adults with mild to moderate disabilities and mental health conditions gain access to the same opportunities as other young people their age. Bronte and her business partner, Luke, are achieving this through Stellar Experiences, which they launched last year to take people aged 16 to 35 on day trips, evenings out and weekends away. Their guests have all sorts of interests that they are unable to explore without support. "They are at a life stage now where they want to become independent," says Bronte, who has a degree in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies.

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Jason Stanton

Selfless. Leader. Committed

Jason Stanton is a fierce advocate for children with a disability. Many of these children are excluded from social and sporting activities, so he and his wife, Sarah, set up a program for children of all abilities to connect and learn together. Skillz4me combines fun with therapy, with volunteers and qualified therapists running the programs. Jason and Sarah personally fund the non-profit and work hard to ensure it remains free of charge. Over the past four years, the number of children attending has grown to over 80 children per week. "We don't exclude anyone. Our programs reduce isolation, develop children and positively impact families" Jason says.

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Sarah Mross

Dandelion Support Network Inc
Hard-working. Caring. Generous

Sarah Mross has her own family to take care of, but still, she finds many hours a month to help others. Since 2012, Sarah has worked and volunteered for the Dandelion Support Network, which provides families with new and preloved cots, prams, car seats, clothes, toys and linen. Sarah, a board member, has had many roles, both day-to-day and strategic, including managing the operational side of the charity, raising funds and nurturing partnerships. Juggling family with Dandelion has been difficult at times, but my passion for making a difference has kept me focused on Dandelion's goal of making a difference."

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We congratulate all of our finalists and nominees and recognise the important contribution they make to the local community.

View all of the finalists, nominees and their organisations

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