We’ve partnered with 9News to celebrate and recognise local heroes – the people doing it tough and the ones lending a helping hand to those in need.
We’re proud to support this community-led initiative at a time when many West Australians need a boost.
Nominate an individual, organisation or community group
Head to the 9News Best of the West website to nominate.
$5,000 grants awarded
Heroes will receive 1 of 13 $5,000 awards to go help their efforts.
Worthy recipients announced every fortnight
Our Best of the West recipients will be announced during the 9News Sunday bulletin from 16 Aug 2020 right through to the end of 4 Apr 2021.
Samantha Judd is a Perth mum who brings together disadvantaged kids across Perth to help celebrate their birthdays. Identified from women's refuges and counselling services, each child gets a personalised birthday cake, gifts, party food and loot bags – enough so they can also invite friends to celebrate with them.
The club offers free membership to all children aged five to 12 years who live local to the 6056 community. Money, time and travel seem to be some of the biggest hurdles to keeping kids in sports and off the streets. The club relies on the kind support of many volunteers and local businesses to help encourage, inspire and motivate the players to strive to be their absolute possible best.
This is a local Perth charity that fills shoe boxes with goodies and necessities for adults, who are often overlooked in favour of children at Christmas time. Renee Whitcher started the initiative through Facebook, and with the help of a group of friendly volunteers, makes sure every donated box is topped up with love.
Ben is a Perth father of three, recently diagnosed and fighting MND. Ben is documenting his days living with the disease in the hope that it inspires others and builds awareness.
Glenise sews fabric bags from her humble home to help ill children across Western Australia carry important medical supplies during their hospital stay.
This community based, non-profit association runs sessions of wheelchair indoor soccer, giving Australians with disabilities a new way of life through sport.
If you’d like to contact us about any of our community programs, we’d love to hear from you.