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Our Ambassadors

Catherine Chadwick - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

Ten years struggling with significant health issues forced Catherine to resign from her job and a long battle with depression and suicidal thoughts.  Involvement in her local station brought her back from the brink.

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Syleste Molyneaux - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

You know that community radio has infiltrated your life when your three year old son is helping you with your music program…  Having moved to Sydney from the UK, loneliness hit Syleste hard, until a chance encounter while driving changed her future.

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Jonathan Brown - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

Chatting today to JB it’s hard to believe that he could have ever been lonely.  JB is the kind of guy that laughs and smiles easily and makes you feel instantly at ease... but it wasn’t always that way for him.

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Tess Lawley - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

Tess Lawley - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

Moving to the ‘big smoke’ from regional Victoria was hard for Tess.  Finding community radio was like stumbling alone in the wilderness and then finding her tribe.

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Bob Hargreaves - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

Bob Hargreaves - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

Bob revels in the difference and bonds of companionship that his 30 years of involvement in community radio has made to listeners with a disability. 

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Margaret van Rooyen - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

As a part of her community for the last 40 years, Margaret has lots of ‘people’.  So it surprised her when she started feeling a twinge of loneliness.  It was as a listener of Eastern FM that she discovered a whole new world of local activities and connections.

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Lindi Jane - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

Entertainer Lindi Jane knows about feeling alone.

As a child with a life threatening heart condition and having endured frequent long stretches in hospital, it was her grandfather who started her entertainment career in an unexpected way.

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Virginia Lowe - Beating Loneliness Ambassador

After suffering a ‘spinal stroke’ it wasn’t just Virginia’s legs that were left paralysed - so was her confidence.  Responding to a call for volunteers at her station, Virginia recreated herself as more than just her injury.

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Lex Marinos OAM - CBF Ambassador

Actor, director, writer, broadcaster and teacher.

Awarded an OAM for services to the performing arts, Lex has held advisory and governance positions with SOCOG (where he directed one of the segments of the Sydney 2000 opening ceremony), The Australia Council and is a former Vice President of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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For media enquiries about our Fundraising campaigns or to interview one of our Ambassadors, please contact Anita van Rooyen on (03) 8341 5900.