Tunarama Ambassador Quest

One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

2020 Tunarama Ambassador Crowned ~ Congratulations Belinda Currie, Tunarama Ambassador 2020!! Belinda was sponsored by Mitre 10 Port Lincoln and raised funds for Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Hannah Prout

My name is Hannah Prout and my sponsor is Raine & Horne Real Estate, a local business that is owned and run by my family. I have spent my whole life on Eyre Peninsula; I live in Port Lincoln, have family in Cummins and have spent many summer holidays at Coffin Bay.

My family is an enormous part of my life, basically because my family is huge. I am the eldest of five children and the eldest granddaughter of fifteen, and that is just my mother’s side of the family. Consequently when my family get together we can be heard from Tumby Bay.

I completed my thirteen years of school at Saint Joseph’s School in 2006 and am now working with the family at Raine and Horne for 12 months before heading off to University next year. Hopefully from there I will go out to explore the rest of the world, but Lincoln will always be home.

I planned to have a quiet year so I took on a team of under 15s girls in netball thinking that I would have a lot of spare time. As well as that I play in the A2 netball team for Imperials, so my spare time has recently become scarce. Hopefully when the netball season finishes I will have some more time on my hands. I also love my football and am a huge Adelaide Crows supporter. My ideal weekend would be spent watching the game with my little brothers.

Living on the Eyre Peninsular means that I grew up in the water and the outdoors. Most of my summer days have been spent in the water or at the beach, surfing, swimming, boating and fishing.

My chosen charity is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a charity which I hope no one ever has to use. As a rural area we rely on their services in the direst of situations. In the course of a day the RFDS attends to an average of 650 patients and flies 56,008km that is 237,143 people and 20,443,074km every year. In 2006 RFDS planes landed at Port Lincoln airport on 301 occasions and a total of 746 landings on the Eyre Peninsula.

Throughout the Quest I hope to gain some public speaking skills and confidence in myself. But above all I am having fun, and trying to spread that excitement into the community with the events that I hold. I would recommend entering the quest to anyone, not only is it worthwhile for the community with the money raised but it is also an enjoyable experience.