Am­bas­sador speaks out for en­vi­ron­ment

Cockburn Gazette - - LOCAL SPORTS STARS -

BENT­LEY res­i­dent Alison Wil­liams was crowned Earth Aus­tralia Am­bas­sador in Mel­bourne last month.

The beauty pageant aims to raise com­mu­nity aware­ness about the en­vi­ron­ment and the im­por­tance of con­ser­va­tion.

Ms Wil­liams (43) chose ocean con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion Sea Shep­herd Aus­tralia and lo­cal char­ity FoodBank WA to pro­mote in her role as 2017 Aus­tralia’s Earth Am­bas­sador.

Sea Shep­herd is presently run­ning free pub­lic tours of its pa­trol ves­sel, the Ocean War­rior, moored at Fre­man­tle’s Fish­ing Boat Har­bour, on Sun­days 10am-4pm.

She said she had vol­un­teered for many char­i­ties over the past 12 months, in­clud­ing the RSPCA, and had be­come a ve­gan this year.

“I only started com­pet­ing in beauty pageants last year af­ter tak­ing a break from mod­el­ling while hav­ing my son, who is now nine years old,” she said.

“I wanted to be a good role model for my son as well as ed­u­cate him about con­ser­va­tion and give back to the com­mu­nity while hav­ing an op­por­tu­nity to meet new peo­ple and en­gage in the com­mu­nity about is­sues that I feel pas­sion­ate about.”

Pic­ture: Emma Geary

Alison Wil­liams plans to vol­un­teer for ocean con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion Sea Shep­herd.

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