THERE are many people in the Katherine region who do not hesitate to go the extra mile to make a difference to the lives of their friends, families and the community they live in.
Those people are often quiet achievers who do not get the recognition they deserve. To celebrate quiet achievers in the region the Katherine Times - with the support of Nitmiluk Tours - proudly presents this week’s Community Hero.
FOR 15-year-old Bianca Stubbs stopping to help people in need has never been something to think twice about.
And with a mum who’s a divisional officer with ambulance volunteers, a fire-fighting father and a sister who’s in the police force, she’s not exactly short on inspiration.
Bianca’s dad Wayne Stubbs said for all of her young life she had wanted to be involved with the emergency services.
“Since she was five she wanted to be with the ambulance service, and she joined the St John Cadets when she was 11,” he said.
“If there’s trouble or somebody is hurt she likes to be there straight away, to be with them.”
Bianca made headlines last year when she was first on the scene to assist Valeesha Chong, the victim of a fall from a show ride at the Katherine Show.
Bianca said she does what she does simply because ”it feels good to be helping”.
While not every teenager knows what they would like to be from such an early age, Bianca is working hard to achieve her dreams.
She said further training and travel will help her gain the life experiences she will need to eventually work full time for St John Ambulance.
“She loves the whole aspect of helping people,” Mr Stubbs said.
Bianca was nominated for Young Australian of the Year, won St John Cadet of the Year last year and was a semi-finalist for the NT Young Achiever this year.
Every week the Community Hero celebrated in the Katherine Times receives at $50 Nitmiluk Gorge meal voucher.
NOMINATE a quiet achiever and receive a $15 Nitmiluk Gorge meal voucher if your nominee features as the next Community Hero.
Email the name and a brief description of your hero’s achievements (and a photo if you have one) to
firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the Katherine Times on 8972 1111.