Tunarama Ambassador Quest

One of the longest running charity quests in Australia!

2019 Tunarama Ambassador Crowned ~ Congratulations Damien Burner, Tunarama Ambassador 2019!! Damien was sponsored by Port Lincoln Travel and Cruise and raised funds for Community House.

<< Back to 2012

Jessica Webb

I’m Jessica Webb.

I grew up in Berri in the Riverland, but moved here to Port Lincoln eleven years ago with my mother and brother. I absolutely love it here and I feel that we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

I am currently studying full time externally to be a teacher; I still have two years of study remaining, but I can’t wait to begin teaching and hope to win a position at a school here on the Eyre Peninsula. Whilst I am studying, I am also working part time with Disability Services Port Lincoln in an Administration role.

For the past 18 months I have been a Community Mentor at the Port Lincoln High School where I work with a student to provide support, guidance and advice, and assist her to achieve her SACE by promoting positive study habits. Most importantly – I’m her friend. Seeing her achieve her personal goals and be passionate about her school work has been very special, and knowing that I have helped play even a small part in this has been very rewarding.

Since finishing school I have become involved with the Port Lincoln Youth Advisory Committee which led to my involvement with West Coast Youth and Community Support (formerly West Coast Youth Services) where I am the Vice Chair on the board of Directors, and I was also part of the steering committee which established Youthoria. I am very passionate about these organisations as what they do is incredible. Through Youthoria we are able to provide training, development and employment opportunities for those who may not normally be given a chance; as well as creating a safe, drug and alcohol free venue for youth, whilst keeping the cinema open to the public. West Coast Youth and Community Support provides support  to adults, youth  and families, and assists many disadvantaged and homeless people in our community to re-establish themselves, teach them basic living skills, and assist them to address the barriers in their lives preventing them from sustaining  housing, education and employment.

 

I love sport and keeping fit – I go to the gym regularly, play touch football and netball; however my passion is softball. This is my second year as President of the Port Lincoln and District Softball Association; and I am the youngest ever. I was Vice President the two years prior to this. I love softball and became involved in the committee due to financial difficulties when there was a possibility the association would fold. If that happened it meant I would no longer be able to play, so I wanted to get involved, make a difference, to ensure we could continue to share our great sport.

Over the past five seasons I have assisted to raise over $17,000 in sponsorship and fundraising, whilst continuing the positive promotion of our sport. For the past eleven seasons I have been a player, coach, umpire and committee member of the Roadrunners Softball Club, and earlier this year I awarded Life Membership – something I am extremely proud of!

So most of that keeps me pretty busy, but I am so excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the Tunarama Quest. I have no doubt I will learn a lot, meet some wonderful people, and truly cherish this experience – it has been fantastic already! I’d like to thank Magic 89.9 FM for being my sponsor, and thank my amazing committee in advance – they are just as passionate as me about wanting to raise as much money as we can for my worthwhile charities in Youthoria and West Coast Youth and Community Support.

Thank you.

 

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