In our Crown Your Town competition we have asked everyone in Australia to tell us in 70 words or less why their town, city, suburb or area is the best and which (registered) charity or local community club or school NOW FINANCE can donate the $2,000 winnings to.
Out of all the answers our panel have selected 5 candidates. One of these candidates is Charlotte. She crowned the suburb Belmont in Western Australia and nominated Carlisle Primary School as her good cause. Read Charlotte’s nomination on our Facebook page and below:
City of Belmont, Perth because it’s a one big melting pot of different cultures that come together for community events where we all learn and support each other. Carlisle Primary School is my nomination as it embraces what the City of Belmont offers including English classes for parents and a community that supports and celebrates achievements big or small 🌈
To get to know the candidates better, we have interviewed every one of them. You can read Charlotte’s interview below, and click the links to read the other candidate’s interviews:
Kathryn from Hornsby, NSW and her charity Fit Kidz Foundation
David from Legume, NSW and his good cause the local fire station
Cassandra from Bannockburn, VIC and her good cause Bannockburn Auskick Amy from Brisbane, QLD and her charity Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc
It’s now up to you, the voter, to raise your voice and vote for your favourite candidate, town and/or charity!
Don’t forget to leave your vote here.
Read Charlotte’s interview here:
Describe your town in one word.
Could you tell us more about your suburb?
The City of Belmont is one of the most diverse local government areas within Western Australia. The City’s population (as of 2014) is 40,968 with more than 37% of the population born overseas. One in four people living in Belmont are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. Based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics from 2011, one in three people in Belmont are born overseas and one in four people are from a non-English speaking background and speak a non-English language at home.
What is your suburbs’s biggest draw card?
It’s a town of opportunity working together to recognise the importance of creating an environment where all residence can participate in community life and is a town of opportunity.
What is your relation with your charity nomination? Why have you chosen this specific charity?
My nomination is Carlisle Primary School and my children attend this independent public school.
Carlisle Primary School strives to provide a supportive and educational environment and to them every child matters involving the support of the community to provide a safe learning environment and they truly stand by their values and beliefs. The school offers English classes for parents which is an amazing feat when you see these parents get up on stage and take the courage to show what they have learnt.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Personally for me, my son is High Functioning Autistic and the school and teachers have gone out of their way to help him progress and grow through his school year, unfortunately they are still having trouble for gaining funding to not just get extra assistance for my son but also other students who need it so that’s why I would love for any extra funding they can get.
If Charlotte is your favourite candidate, don’t forget to vote before April 30th! Good luck Charlotte and go Belmont!