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Presenting your 2021 Westfield Local Heroes

We are excited to announce your three 2021 successful Westfield Local Heroes for North Lakes.

Each of the affiliated organisations of the successful heroes will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support their work to thrive. Westfield will award 126 grants across Australia and New Zealand – totalling $1.26 million.

For further information or to discover the Westifield Local Heroes at other Westfield centres, visit the Westfield Local Heroes website.

Your three Westfield North Lakes Local Heroes are:

Byron Cann

Wildlife Rescue Queensland Inc.
Kind. Generous. Tough

Wildlife Rescue Queensland CEO Byron Cann is always on standby to help animals in crisis. He leads 250 volunteers to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife and educate the community about the many issues related to native animals. Volunteers are always top of mind for Bryon, who ensures there are many ways to participate.

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Joshua Malcolm

After Dark Saints
Motivated. Selfless. Inspiring

Josh Malcolm started helping homeless people on a small scale five years ago. Now his efforts have turned After Dark Saints into a fully-fledged charity that provides cooked meals, bedding, warm clothes, sanitary products and other essentials to about 25 homeless people every night. Josh has also helped find housing for 21 local people.

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Peter Brady

Endeavour Foundation
Passionate. Dedicated. Generous

Peter Brady is driving social inclusion for people with disabilities through his passion for adventure road trips. Over the past 14 years, Peter has raised $100,000 for the Endeavour Foundation, playing a large part in its ability to provide accessible housing, employment and training to people with intellectual disabilities. He has got to know many of the people who Endeavour supports, and he is enthusiastic about the progress he has witnessed.

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

Breanna Redsell from A Brave Life
Tutor and counsellor Breanna Redsell works with care and dedication to help young mums complete their school and tertiary education and achieve their dreams. Breanna is a volunteer at A Brave Life and is available day and night for her young mentees.

Ronnie Benbow from The Carers Foundation Australia
Ronnie Benbow is devoted to supporting the wellbeing of Australia’s hidden heroes, who sacrifice their own needs to care for a loved one with a chronic illness or disability. The former nurse has set up The Carer Foundation Australia, a charity that provides free wellness retreats for adults and teens.

Sonia Colvin from Hairdressers with Hearts Ltd
Caring hairstylist Sonia Colvin has helped more than 200 clients get support for domestic violence and elder abuse. Now she has launched Hairdressers with Hearts to train thousands of other hairdressers and barbers to notice if their clients have the signs of abuse and respond appropriately.

If you need support, please phone Lifeline: 13 11 14

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