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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Shane Nicole Villegas Wyndham’s Young Person of the Month

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Shane Nicole Villegas is the One Wyndham March recipient.

Shane is passionate about supporting others, especially those in need and vulnerable that are doing it tough.

Shane has been volunteering in a range of community settings and easily connects with all different
people and situations. Shane has shown kindness, empathy and support to those in vulnerable situations and takes the time to walk in others shoes by listening and offering support.

Shane initiated and established the Thomas Carr College St Vinnies in 2016 and continues to
volunteer through raising funds and awareness for the Catholic Aboriginal Ministry of Victoria’s Opening the Doors Foundation which provides financial aid to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
families experiencing educational disadvantage. Shane also volunteers at the Hoppers Crossing
Op Shop

Wyndham Mayor Cr Peter Maynard said: “Shane has shown kindness, empathy and support to those in vulnerable situations and takes the time to walk in others shoes by listening and offering support.”

“Shane has worked extensively to support those less fortunate in our community.”

“Wyndham City appreciates Shane’s contribution to our community by supporting others and raising awareness of those in need.“

Shane was recently awarded the Helen Handbury Leadership Award in 2021. The Award is an initiative of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and is awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the area of community service.

Shane said: “Supporting people in our community through listening, building trust, showing kindness is so important.”

To read more about Shane Nicole Villegas and other One Wyndham recipients and to apply visit:

www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/onewyndham

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