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Tom Pirie - The Man, The Myth, The Legend!

My name is Tom, better known these days as 10 Cent Tom. Not only do I have an intellectual impairment but also severe scoliosis, diagnosed at the age of 15.

To fix that, I underwent surgery and had two titanium rods inserted to correct my spine – but this did not stop me from becoming stronger and even more determined!!


During my final year of high school in 2020, I started collecting 10-cent recyclables from around my neighborhood and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my community, making new friends, and making a bit of pocket money along the way.


My passion for recycling grew, and I found it challenging and adventurous to help the environment while connecting with the community.


Like many other Australians, I faced some setbacks due to COVID-19. I lost my traineeship, but on the other hand, was able to pursue my passion and turn it into my own nonprofit, 10 Cent Tom Limited.


My Vision: To ensure a socially, and environmentally, greener tomorrow for all - starting today!


Our Mission: To promote inclusive and environmentally wise societies, create equitable opportunities for people with disabilities, and make a positive impact, in the communities where we live and work.


One 10-cent container at a time!

As both a mother and the Director of 10 Cent Tom Limited, I am committed to promoting and facilitating the employment of people with disabilities. My ultimate goal is to make a positive impact and improve the welfare and social participation of those living with disabilities, enabling them to lead their best lives.


My vision for managing 10 Cent Tom is to establish a recycling depot that will provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities. As a mother and advocate for my son who lives with intellectual disability, I am acutely aware of the challenges and barriers that people with disabilities face when trying to secure employment.


With 10 Cent Tom, I aim to create meaningful and purposeful employment opportunities that will have a positive impact on the environment and also help those living with disabilities to achieve their full potential.

Hi, My name is Euan Caswell.  I love making movies & YouTube videos, my favourite films are my animations about my dogs Dougie & Theadore.  I'm very excited to be a part of the 10 Cent Tom Team because I like to work so that I can save up money to cover the costs of my film design projects.  


My hobbies are going outdoors and going to the local theme parks.  This year I will be using the money I'm saving from work so that I can visit Disneyland Japan in 2026.  


If you get some time, you should check out my YouTube @euanthemovieguy!

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Carolyn Pirie


Euan Caswell

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