A TEENAGER from The Vines has been named City of Swan’s Ellenbrook Hero of the Month for his efforts in keeping the suburb litter free.
William Pepermans from Swan Valley Anglican Community School took out the title for October for cleaning up his community and encouraging others to do the same.
City of Swan chief executive Mike Foley said William was chosen for October’s Hero of the Month, because of the work he was doing for the environment and his community.
“William was chosen because he represents exactly what ‘Hero of the Month’ is all about. He has taken it upon himself to do something that benefits the whole community, in his own time,” he said.
“That is a great achievement for anyone, let alone a year six student. His story really impressed us and we wanted to let him and the community know that his efforts have been recognised.”
Mr Foley said the monthly initiative was inspired by local community members who wanted to see more good news stories.
“The initiative involves celebrating local community members who make a significant contribution to the Ellenbrook Place community (Ellenbrook, Aveley, Henley Brook and The Vines) – and getting that positive message out to the public, each month,” he said.
A poster of William has been hung on the wall at Ellenbrook Central outside Dymocks for October.
Ellenbrook Central centre manager Roisin McDonagh said William was an inspiring member of the community.
“Ellenbrook Central is extremely pleased to be supporting a local good news story, in our wonderful community,” she said.
“Will’s caring attitude to his community is inspiring and it was such a pleasure to meet him. We look forward to welcoming next month’s hero and many more!”