Annabelle Laughton

South Turramurra, New South Wales

Young marine conservationist, educator

Having snorkelled alongside injured sea turtles and swum with stingrays and sharks, 12-year-old Annabelle is determined to protect threatened marine life. She is on a mission to educate others about ocean conservation, especially shark protection, through her youth ambassador role with the Sea Life Trust organisation. Annabelle is using her AMP Tomorrow Fund grant to buy her own wetsuit, snorkelling gear and underwater camera so she can share more conservation adventures with her school mates and the community: “I hope this will be the first of many steps I will take towards saving our marine creatures – particularly sharks – and our oceans.”