Member for Buderim Brent Mickelberg MP has announced the first recipients of the Inaugural Buderim Electorate Local Hero Grants, who each received $250.00 to put toward reaching their potential and achieving their goals.
“It has been rewarding to learn of the incredible talent we have in our community and heart-warming to read about the great work being achieved by local initiatives that support and encourage others.
Two of the four Local Heroes are outstanding athletes, each excelling at soccer and hockey and both bound for overseas competition later this year.
Grade 8 student from Chancellor State College Zaedyn Young was selected from a pool of thousands to travel to the UK in late November to play soccer against teams from across the UK and in front of world class coaches. Zaedyn will also participate in coaching sessions at several top English premier league academies.
University student, Mitchell Ivory was selected to play for the Australian U21 Country Hockey Team in the Oceanic Pacific Cup in Fiji in December this year. Mitchell was selected after participating in the Australian Country Hockey Titles in August.
The remaining two grants were awarded to Fusion Sunshine Coast and Chappy Shane from Chancellor State College who are Local Heroes for helping others in the community.
Fusion Sunshine Coast supports the health and wellbeing of Sunshine Coast youth and their families, with a particular focus on mental health. Fusion will use their grant to help with the costs associated with a five day school holiday program in January next year which will be run by Volunteer Youth Workers and will target young people aged between 12 and 17. Activities will include hiking, laser tag, creative workshops and team building. If you have a teen that would be interested call Fusion on 5476 5033.
College Chaplain Shane Briggs will use his grant to cater for weekly morning teas for parents from non-English speaking backgrounds. Some of these families can feel isolated and disconnected and Shane’s program will bring them together to share their experiences and develop friendships.
I am so proud of the first ever Buderim Electorate Local Hero Grant recipients as they are great examples of how a little bit of help can go a long way, making considerable contributions to people’s lives and to the overall health of the community.
“If you belong to a not-for-profit group or are an individual that perhaps needs help with funds for sporting or artistic pursuits, all you need to do is submit one application per round.
“Applications for Round 2 close Friday 16th February 2019. Please contact my office on 5406 2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Local Hero Guidelines and Application Form.
“Congratulations to Round One recipients and good luck!,” Mr Mickelberg said.
Local Hero Grant recipients Fusion Sunshine Coast