Connect With Your Community / Local Leaders

Thank You, Lincoln!

This is Lincoln Gill, a year 6 student councillor from Baler Primary School in South Hedland, whose compassionate heart compels him to do what he can to help those in need. He doesn’t let his young age get in the way of doing big things for others.

As a student councillor at Baler Primary School, eleven year old Lincoln Gill is part of a leadership team. He also demonstrates leadership skills outside of school by utilising his skills and resources to do good for others.

By the sounds of it, it seems many factors have shaped Lincoln into being the compassionate young man he is today. His experience visiting an orphanage whilst abroad with his family, his older brother’s involvement in fundraising; and guidance from his giving family, have all contributed to developing Lincoln’s compassionate nature.

For some time now, Lincoln has been active in researching worthy causes that he can contribute to. He has organised fundraisers and even sold homemade lanyards to raise funds for charities. It’s these amazing acts of kindness that have led to him being nominated as a local leader in our Hedland community.

The contributions that Lincoln has organised and donated to is nothing short of impressive. Through Lincoln’s personal homemade lanyard business, Lazy Lucy, he has donated to SAFE Hedland, for a puppy needing surgery, to The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal for the fires last December, to Karma Kitchen, an initiative run by Bras for Bali and towards Bras for Bali’s Christmas appeal.

In addition to all this, this year marks the fourth year in a row he and his family have sent boxes to Australian troops overseas through the Australian Defence Force. In the past he has organised fundraisers at his school, Baler Primary School, supported by the school and his family to fund the making of these boxes. This year he set up a GoFund me page, where he far exceeded his goal. In both 2019 and 2020 the extra funds collected were donated to Legacy to support the families of our veterans.

As a member of the DFES Youth in Emergency Services cadets, Lincoln is developing knowledge and skills about volunteering in the community and how he can contribute. He cannot wait till he is old enough to start volunteering for Marine Rescue. With a bright future ahead of him, we look forward to seeing what else he accomplishes.

Lincoln’s mother describes him as always being a thoughtful, respectful boy who thinks outside of himself and we couldn’t be more thrilled to highlight him as a Hedland local leader.

If you know someone who is worth celebrating, maybe it’s a young person who displays excellent leadership, a colleague, friend, grandparent or sports coach, nominate them today. All it takes is a few moments to help us celebrate the amazing people shaping the Hedland community.