Jandakot resident helps raise more than $50,000 for Melanoma WA


Harrison Corfield. Picture: Jon Hewson
Harrison Corfield. Picture: Jon Hewson

A JANDAKOT resident has help raise more than $50,000 for Melanoma WA.

Harrison Corfield was among a team of six that planned, produced and marketed an awareness video and helped gather items that were auctioned at a ball held by the not-for-profit organisation.

“It was an incredible feeling to be a part of Melanoma WA and work cohesively with some great people,” he said.

“Chief executive Clinton Heal has such a positive outlook and vision he wants to set and it was great to be a part of that.

“Our team accomplished so much in a small timeframe and with no resources to start with.”

Mr Corfield said feedback from the awareness video, which featured Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne, had been positive.

The 21-year-old, who just finished a chemical engineering degree at Curtin University, was taking part in the John Curtin Leadership Academy, which identifies students for the leadership potential and commitment to social change in the community.

It is considered Curtin’s premier undergraduate leadership program.

Mr Corfield was among 29 students who graduated the academy on November 4.

“A personal goal of our group was also to continue a strong relationship with MelanomaWA and hope to assist and help them in the future,” he said.