Roy Hammond-Thomas to feature on Warragul Yellow Pages cover
 Baw Baw News   By // 15:50, Thursday 14 June 2012

Trafalgar man Roy Hammond-Thomas will feature on the front page of the next Warragul Yellow Pages book.

The former Baw Baw Shire Youth Mayor  has been chosen for his work establishing and running YouthReach Inc.


YouthReach is a charity which aims to help disadvantaged Gippsland students enter further education through mentoring and scholarships.

Mr Hammond-Thomas said being featured for his work is humbling.

“YouthReach Inc was founded with the aim of helping students with their studies and broadening their employment opportunities,” Mr Hammond-Thomas said.

“To be recognised for trying to achieve this is truly humbling.”


White Pages Product Manager Sarah Simpson said Mr Hammond-Thomas is the best fit for this year’s phone book theme, A Helping Hand, The Aussie Way.

“Royhas set a fantastic example and it is fitting that he has been recognised on the cover of the Warragul White Pages and Yellow Pages,” Ms Simpson said.

The 2012/13 book will be distributed in Warragul, Drouin, Yarragon, Trafalgar, Wonthaggi, Leongatha, Korumburra and surrounding areas over the next six weeks.

The book will be in a new smaller format, but due to negative feedback already received from users and advertisers it will return to normal size for 2013/14.

Mr Hammond-Thomas replaces Dr Malcolm McKelvie, who featured on the 2011/12 book for his work with the Baw Baw Sustainability Network.

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One response to “Roy Hammond-Thomas to feature on Warragul Yellow Pages cover”

  1. JulieGrant says:

    What a fitting way to acknowledge the work of this quiet, selfless achiever. The cover of something many of us use every day is a handy place for a reminder that there are many ways to contribute to a better world.