Westfield Local Heroes 2019
Westfield Local Heroes is a recognition and awards program that connects and enriches communities in Australia and New Zealand. The program discovers and celebrates individuals who make a positive impact to their local community and/or environment.
For further information on the Westfield Local Heroes program, click here.
SIDS and Kids SA
__Life-saving . Selfless . Dedicated __
Dorothy Crosby is on standby 24 hours a day to be there for strangers in their hour of need. She provides bereavement support to grieving parents and their families following the death of a child under the age of seven. “A child's death is one of the most devastating losses to experience and by being available to support and guide families during this crisis in their life, they are able to grieve safely and be supported for the duration of their need,” says Dorothy, who is a professional counsellor for SIDS and Kids SA.
Talk Out Loud
__Trustworthy . Selfless . Caring __
Stacey Mousley is a brave and resilient young woman who has had more than her share of adversity. But she’s determined to give back and dedicates her spare time volunteering, wanting to make a positive and lasting impact on her community. She lost her cousin and a close friend to suicide, and one of her passions is suicide prevention, so she volunteers at Talk Out Loud, where she helps provide a safe space for young people who are struggling with a crisis. “We also try and reach parents of children with mental health issues,” says Stacey.
The Village Co SA
__Kind . Determined . Passionate __
Stephanie Malan never set out to start a charity but, as a midwife, she could not stop herself from feeling heartbroken by new mums who did not have the essentials needed to care for themselves and their babies. Now the mother of two runs The Village Co SA from her family home, sourcing donations and distributing bags of necessities to close to 1,000 new mums a year. The grateful recipients are typically living with financial strain, domestic violence or mental illness. They may also be teenage mothers or refugees.
Recognising all our 2019 nominees
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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