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 Amy. She crowned the city of Brisbane in Queensland and nominated the charity Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc. Read Amy’s nomination on our Facebook page and below:
I love living in Brisbane because it’s such a laid back city full of friendly people always willing to lend a hand and help those in need. I’ll love to win this prize for Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc in Camp Hill, a fantastic organisation who assists young women who are survivors of sexual violence. Such a worthy cause ❤
To get to know the candidates better, we have interviewed every one of them. You can read Amy’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
Charlotte from Belmont, WA and her good cause the Carlisle Primary School
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 Amy’s interview here:
Describe your town in one word.
Could you tell us more about your suburb?
Brisbane is a relaxed city where you’ll often see people in shorts and thongs (sometimes in the middle of winter!). Although it isn’t the biggest and grandest city in Australia, there’s plenty to do including having a swim at the man-made beach at Southbank Parklands by the Brisbane River, going for a ride on the CityCat ferry, taking in the amazing views from the top of Mount Cootha, absailing down the Kangaroo Point cliffs or checking out the latest exhibition at GOMA. Brisbane residents love being outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather all year round.
What is your suburbs’s biggest draw card?
Although we are a chilled out bunch, when someone needs a helping hand we will all come together and work hard to give them a leg up and help them out in any way we can.
What is your relation with your charity nomination? Why have you chosen this specific charity?
Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre are a fantastic organisation who support young women aged 12-25 who have have experienced sexual violence and/or homelessness. Some of the services they offer include individual counselling, run workshops and support groups, provide information to high school students regarding consent and relationships and help young women and young families to find suitable and safe housing. I received counselling from a very kind Zig Zag counsellor a several years ago and also attended a support group and some very informative and helpful workshops. I met many inspirational and brave young women who were also accessing Zig Zag’s services. I would love to give back to this fantastic organisation who helped me so much when I was younger and have played a significant role in my life, so that they are able to help more young women like myself. The work that they do can make such a huge difference in a vulnerable young persons life, and I am testimony to this.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
This is a traffic light signal box that a group of young women from Zig Zag (including myself, Amy) designed and painted in the Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.
If Amy is your favourite candidate, don’t forget to vote before April 30th! Good luck Amy and go Brissie!