Safety Beach local Ashley Trethowan has been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s new look Mornington White Pages® and Yellow Pages® 2014, which starts distribution on 26 April
Ashley has been selected under the theme, Inspiring Others to Achieve, which recognises the unsung heroes who selflessly help others achieve goals and are an inspiration to their local community.
Ashley has dedicated more than 20 years to shaping young people across the Mornington region into confident leaders.
For 23 years, Ashley has worked at the Don Bosco Camp in Safety Beach, running holiday programs and teaching young people peer-to-peer leadership. Campers return every year for the great fun and games, and the caring community where they feel safe and valued.
Many campers go on to generously volunteer as Camp leaders, sharing the great spirit of the place with the next generation. Young people don’t just learn leadership theory, they get hands-on opportunities to plan and lead in a safe and supported environment. Over the years, the camp community builds up around them, supporting them through adolescence and into young adulthood.
As the manager of Holiday Camp Programmes and Youth Leadership, Ashley has welcomed thousands of young people from all walks of life, and helped them become confident young leaders. Thanks to Ashley, young people are on track to a prosperous future.
This year, after 23 years of running holiday camps and youth leadership camps at Safety Beach, Ashley will be finishing up at the Don Bosco Camp and concentrating his efforts on other Youth Leadership activities through Australia and the Pacific.
“One of the real pleasures of my role over the years was working with so many young people and walking with them as they grew into capable and confident Leaders.” Ashley said.
Each year, Sensis®, the publisher of the White Pages and Yellow Pages, recognises the efforts of local people in their communities by celebrating their achievements on the cover of its books.
White Pages Product Manager Sarah Simpson said this year’s covers will celebrate humble community members who don’t always get the recognition they deserve.
“There are thousands of Australians going the extra mile to help other people succeed and never ask for thanks or recognition. We wanted to honour these local legends who sometimes hide in the shadows and elevate them to a place where everyone can celebrate them,” she said.
“This year we are thrilled to recognise Ashley’s efforts inspiring his community.”
Source: Mornington Yellow Pages