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Squires (Broadbridge)

2006 Young Australian of the Year.


Trisha and Troy Broadbridge were married on December 18, 2004. Tragically, Troy died on their honeymoon just eight days after they were married when the couple were caught on Phi Phi Island in the 2004 Boxing Day Asian tsunami.

Trisha, 31, is one of the Reach Foundation's original 'crew' (young leaders), and since 2000 has been facilitating and inspiring groups of teenagers in activity based, educational programs, instilling feelings of self-belief and confidence in these young people.

Trisha worked tirelessly to set up the Reach Broadbridge Fund. The Fund has been established to honour the life of Troy Broadbridge and the values for which he stood - honesty, integrity, determination, courage and acceptance of difference.

Reach uses revenue from the Broadbridge Fund to make a significant positive difference in the lives of young people both in Australia and Thailand.

The Reach Broadbridge Fund, along with the Melbourne Football Club, have built an education centre on Phi Phi Island. The education centre is for children whose school was devastated in the Boxing Day Tsunami.

Trisha Broadbridge is very passionate about assisting the communities on Phi Phi Island and fulfilling her and Troy's dream of helping young people.

She is an inspiring Australian and a most fitting recipient of the 2006 Young Australian of the Year

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