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SIX lo­cal ev­ery­day he­roes have been nom­i­nated for a new com­mu­nity recog­ni­tion and grants pro­gram.

West­field Lo­cal He­roes awards $10,000 apiece to three he­roes from each cen­tre.

The fi­nal­ists for West­field Whit­ford City are Neil Atkin­son from Ocean He­roes (surf­ing for autism help), A Stitch in Time founder Greg Hire, who tar­gets at-risk youth through bas­ket­ball, Vin­cent Pet­tinic­chio from the Ro­tary Club of Hil­larys (comfort packs for the home­less), Melissa Por­teus from Youth Fu­tures WA for her pro­gram that aids moth­ers who are al­ready ex­pe­ri­enc­ing or at-risk of home­less­ness, Grand­par­ents Rear­ing Grand­chil­dren vice-pres­i­dent Jan Standen and founder of anti-bul­ly­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion Kidzu­cate, Sian Wil­liams.

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