The results are in from the 2019 Westfield Tuggerah Local Heroes campaign, with three locals to receive $10,000 each to put towards their nominated community organisation.
A nationwide initiative by retail giant, Westfield, the Local Heroes campaign sees representatives from local charities, groups or projects selected as finalists for their local Westfield campaign.
Winners are determined via public vote.
Voting wrapped up in August and this year’s local winners, Bryan Dorfling, Rhonda Doyle and Rebecca Law, announced on October 11.
Dorfling was representing San Remo’s Camp Breakaway.
His $10,000 will go towards the children’s charity’s six week Stepping Forward program, which teaches children the interpersonal and cooperative skills they need, to transition into training or employment.
Doyle was representing Central Coast Kids in Need, a charity that assists families of very sick children across the Coast financially.
Doyle’s $10,000 will be put towards Central Coast Kids in Need’s travel and accommodation fund, so the charity can continue to support local families that must travel for their children’s medical care.
Law was representing herself as the Founder of Central Coast homelessness charity, Shoebox Revolution.
Through the Shoebox Revolution, the part-time chef and full-time mum supplies care packs of food and other necessities to people in need.
The food is carefully selected to suit someone with no amenities and is intended to last 24 hours.
Other items include feminine hygiene products, personal grooming products and comfort possessions such as socks.
Her $10,000 will be put towards buying more non-perishable food items for the charity to distribute to the local homeless community.
Website, Oct 11
Westfield Local Heroes 2019: Westfield Tuggerah
Dilon Luke, Journalist