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Thank You Again, Hai!

We’ve highlighted the great community spirit of Hai Huynh previously in our Local Leaders series but it’s worth revisiting her story after it was recognised in the recent Australia Day Citizen of the Year awards by the Town of Port Hedland.

Hai’s Coffee Community Breakfast Fundraiser received the Active Citizenship award. This is just another example of Hai’s passion for her community and willingness to give back. Hai's Coffee Community Breakfast Fundraiser has raised more than $40,000 over the past four years for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and local not-for-profit organisations.

Hai's Coffee started the event raising money from her coffee sales and moved to providing the community a picnic-style breakfast with lots of family activities, raffles and community stalls. The event is run by community volunteers who are rallied together each year by Hai. It is supported by local people and businesses who donate prizes for raffles and equipment for in-kind use at the breakfast.

Thanks again Hai for being an amazing individual who goes above and beyond for the Hedland community!