Local Hero for 2020
Westfield have just announced that our much loved and respected Allan Small has been awarded the Westfield Local Hero for Knox in 2020. On their website this is what they say, “We are thrilled to announce the Westfield Local Heroes for 2020. Our communities in Australia and New Zealand nominated and voted for those people who make a positive impact on their communities and environment…These inspiring local leaders were nominated and voted for by the community and will now be awarded a $10,000 grant for each of their affiliated organisations to help their important work to grow.”
Allan has been and continues to be a local firefighter with the Basin CFA for over 50 years and he gives his wife much of the credit for his ability to serve in the community over the years in so many fields. It will be donated for training equipment, which is much needed considering the previous fires earlier this year and the upcoming fire danger period. In his early years he was also the Governor/Operations Manager of Pentridge Prison for around 10 years.
Allan was reluctant to be nominated but when he found out about the $10,000 grant he was keen to be involved so he would be able to donate this money to the The Basin CFA, which is exactly what he will do. Well done to you, Allan Small, a special award for a special man in our local community.