Public Notices

Do you know a local organisation that would like to celebrate the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival?

Host an NSW Seniors Festival event that celebrates cross-cultural diversity in your community.

Local organisations and community groups are invited to apply for a 2019 NSW Seniors Festival Grant. The Grants Program provides $200,000 in seed funding to organisations and councils to run local events during the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival.

Applications opened at 9am on Monday 9 July and will close at 11.59pm on Friday 10 August 2018.

For more information visit: www.seniorsfestival.nsw.gov.au

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Survey on Cost of Sport Participation in NSW

Researchers at Western Sydney University are conducting research into the #costofsport participation and would like your input. For more information and/or to complete a short survey, go to: https://surveyswesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQZucxX9B3g70Lr .

The results of this study will be used to inform the sporting community, government and wider community of the cost of sport participation that may facilitate policy and economic decisions leading to greater sport participation in NSW.

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Jerilderie Community Gym

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 The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund's major fundraising campaign, Sunshine Week, will be held from September 15 to 22.

 The Trust Fund are encouraging everyone to show their support for the local cancer centre by organising a fundraising event of your own during Sunshine Week.

This fundraising campaign raises much needed funds for this regional cancer centre, which treats and supports 250 patients a day as far east as Khancoban, as far west as Deniliquin,       as far south as Benalla and as far north as Wagga.

For more information or an event host guide please visit:

http://sunshineweek.org.au/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please download the Taste Art Prize entry form here.

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NSW Rural Fire Service AIDER Program

The AIDER (Assist Infirm, Disabled and Elderly Residents) program is a free, one-off service which supports some of our most at-risk community members. The program helps people live more safely and confidently in their home in areas where bush fires may start. The AIDER program is designed for people who have limited domestic support available from family, relatives, friends or other services. This could include older people, people living with a disability, and people who are already receiving community assistance and services. Their property must also be on bush fire prone land (land that can support a bush fire or be subject to bush fire attack).

AIDER services can include:

  • clearing gutters 
  • thinning vegetation around the home 
  • removing leaf and tree debris
  • trimming branches from close to the home
  • mowing or slashing long grass

For more information visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/aider , call 02 8741 4955 or email aider@rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Youth Week Skate Event

Murrumbidgee Council recently held two skate events in partnership with the YMCA and Skate Park League to celebrate Youth Week 2018. Events were held at Darlington Point on 14 April and Coleambally 15 April. In total over 37 youths participated. One young skateboarder travelled all the way from Sydney to attend both events. Various age groups in three competitions (skateboard, scooter and BMX) were held on each day and the crowd saw some amazing performances and skill. The passion and commitment of the participants was inspiring, as was the enthusiasm of the parents and supporters.

Murrumbidgee Council would like to acknowledge and thank  the participants, parents and communities and the following supporters who helped make the days a success: Griffith Rotary Club, Peaches, Country Hope, Bridgett McNeilly, Kerri Weymouth, YMCA & Skate Park Leagues and Coleambally RFS volunteers.

Below are the results and some pictures from both events.


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!

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Fight Motor Neurone Disease - Screening Program

Earlier this year, FightMND announced its support, together with the Victorian State Government and the Balcon Group Pty Ltd, for a world-first MND Drug Screening Program using MND patients own stem cells and motor neurones grown from a simple skin biopsy. The Program is an initiative of the Motor Neurone Disease Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne.

The Florey is now pleased to announce a call for volunteers for the first intake of people with MND to contribute to the FightMND Drug Screening Program.

All Australian residents diagnosed with MND who are willing to donate a skin and blood sample are invited to register.

Partners and family members of MND patients are also welcome to donate samples to this Program as controls.

Follow the link for further details or to Register https://curemnd.org.au/drug-screening-platform/

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