The LG Local Legends program 2021 follows from the 2020 program – a year of bushfires, flood, and pandemic.
LG is looking for people who go the extra mile to help out. Not just the front-line worker but ordinary everyday people who do extraordinary things for others – without thought of reward.
LG invites Australians to nominate individuals and groups who make a difference in their local communities. Be it through their time, actions, talents and/or dedication to others. The qualifying period is 31 May to 24 November 2021. Monthly winners will receive an LG Life’s Good Home prize package worth $20,000.
To enter, participants can visit here and share an image. Just find 50 words or less how the nominee goes that extra mile within their local community.
All nominees will be recognised and celebrated on a dedicated LG Local Legends Hero Wall. LG will also reward nominators and encourage people to vote and share nominated local legends on their Facebook page. They may win one of four monthly LG Local Legends Audio prize packages.
LG Local Legends 2021 ambassadors
Four of twenty-four 2020 LG Local Legend winners have become 2021 ambassadors. Their stories are all unique. They truly show the diversity of how everyday Aussies are giving back to our communities across Australia. Find out more about their stories by visiting the video links below:
Jamie witnessed first-hand the impact of bushfires in 2015 after his family farm in Barnawartha, Victoria, was burnt out. In response, Jamie and his father launched a volunteer-based fencing repair business. The father and son duo volunteer in their spare time to rebuild farmland fencing for those impacted by bushfires. Fast forward to the devastating 2019/2020 bushfire season, Jamie and his father returned to help rebuild farmlands in their communities of Wodonga, Upper Murray and parts of Southern NSW.
Adele at Search Dogs Sydney dedicates thousands of hours every year to locate missing persons, such as those lost in the bush or as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through this passion for protecting and rescuing others, she founded the not-for-profit organisation Search Dog Sydney in 2015. The organisation represents a dedicated team of qualified volunteers who train canines to aid the NSW police department in searching for lost or missing persons.
Merissa dedicates her time to empower young girls to be confident, happy and comfortable in their skin. After putting a successful career in marketing on hold, Merissa decided to pursue a new path and established a movement that started a meaningful, much-needed conversation about body image and self-esteem for women and girls in Australia.
In 2012, their 18-year-old son, Jordon, was speeding under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he drove his car into a stationary vehicle. His choices killed four young victims in the other car as well as himself. This heartbreaking incident inspired the couple to help make a difference in altering the behaviours and choices of young drivers to prevent further road trauma – ultimately, saving lives. Since the tragedy, Peter and Melissa organise and run impactful presentations for school groups nationally. They teach teenagers the importance of personal accountability and collective peer advocacy to protect their families, communities, and themselves from on-road incidents.
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