Glenn Innes local Cassandra Rose Paris-Newsome has been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s Tamworth Yellow Pages® and White Pages®, which starts distribution from 31 January 2015.
Cassandra has been selected under the theme, Australian Stars Rising Above, which celebrates up and coming Australians who are achieving beyond their years and making positive changes in their community.
After the loss of her mother as a child, Cassandra battled anxiety and depression with her weight increasing to 115kg in her early 20’s. Drawing inspiration and strength from her personal experience to turn her life around, Cassandra was driven to help others to reach their goals and provide support to people suffering from low self-esteem.
Enthusiastic Cassandra is devoted to improving Tamworth’s health and wellbeing. As a healthy lifestyle and positive body image advocate, Cassandra rode a horse from Brisbane to Sydney, visiting 60 schools for her educational ‘What About Life!’ campaign, raising funds for the Ted Noffs Foundation.
“With so many pressures on people these days I think it’s important for young people to have a role model who promotes healthy living. I love showing that it can be so easy and make you so happy,” Cassandra said.
Each year Sensis, the publisher of Yellow Pages and White Pages, recognises the efforts of local people in their communities by celebrating their achievements on the covers of its regional books.
Yellow Pages Marketing Specialist Belinda Di Pietro said this year’s theme, Australian Stars Rising Above, recognises young Australians volunteering their time to champion projects that are helping their community thrive.
“This year we have discovered young change makers across Australia who are stepping up to make a difference in their community. We wanted to honour these rising stars and elevate them to a place where everyone can celebrate them,” she said.
“This year we are thrilled to recognise Cassandra’s efforts in creating a brighter future for her community.”
This year, the Tamworth Yellow Pages and White Pages phone book will come with a chance to win the lottery, as each edition will include a ticket into a lotto syndicate. Local residents should look out for their book and hold onto it for a chance to win.
Residents and businesses can choose not to receive a copy of their Tamworth Yellow Pages and White Pages by visiting www.directoryselect.com.au
Did you know? The previous local people to appear on the cover of the Tamworth Book were:
2014/15: Armidale local Bernie Shakeshaft appears on the current cover under the theme Inspiring Others to Achieve. He is recognised for his work establishing BackTrack, a program that combines youth support with working the land, helping at-risk youth in his home town learn vocational skills and engage with their local community.
2013/14: Armidale resident Sarah McFarlane-Eagle appeared on the cover under the theme Keeping Our Communities Healthy. Sarah’s selection recognises her work raising awareness of mental illness as well as more than $20,000 for SANE Australia by trekking thousands of kilometres across four continents.
2012/13: Tamworth resident Helen Lesley appeared on the cover under the theme A Helping Hand, The Aussie Way. Helen’s selection recognised her work as a volunteer zone representative for the Red Cross. Helen was a devoted volunteer with the Red Cross for more than 35 years, overseeing 14 Red Cross branches in NSW.