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Christmas campaign raises vital funds for “home away from home”

The joy of Christmas is something felt by most of us but, when you have a sick child, the time spent with them is extra special. That’s a feeling Steve and Geri* know...

Fernleigh 15 supports vital cause

The Fernleigh 15 is underway again this year, supporting local mental health initiatives while encouraging exercise in the great outdoors. However, due to COVID-19, the month-long event has taken on a different...

Pets to meet Santa for an important cause

Santa photos are an annual tradition for most families but, this year, Hunter Animal Rescue has invited pets to come along. The organisation, with the help of sponsor PETQuarters, is hosting two events...

Hallelujah, the band’s bringing Santa to town

Geoff McGregor is hoping to bring some traditional Christmas cheer back to Newcastle this year. The former tenor horn player says, after the year that 2020 has been, some festive frivolity is long...

Church kitchen’s kindness: proof’s in the pudding

This year’s Christmas pudding may look a little different, but then this year has been a year like no other, says Adamstown Pudding Kitchen’s Dianne Richter. After COVID restrictions meant closing its doors...

How’s it growing?: Movember fitness guru’s feeling the itch

When Drew Duggan first became involved with Movember, it was more about supporting a mate than for any personal reason. The 30-year-old exercise physiologist, who was living in New York at the time,...

Grants to aid brain cancer research

Two medical researchers in the Hunter have been handed a share of more than $1.5 million to fight brain cancer. The grants were awarded yesterday by the Newcastle-based Mark Hughes Foundation, which was...

Westpac Rescue Helicopter stalwart marks milestone

Richard Jones is a familiar face across Northern New South Wales, and it’s no wonder why. For 25 years, he’s been a vital part of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Its Board, Regional Advisory...

In knead of a good scone? Saturday’s sale should impress

The secret to a good scone, Jessica Ingram says, is not over-kneading the dough, using a very hot oven, and adding lots of jam and cream. As the publicity manager of Newcastle Evening...

Rising up for crucial rescue service

After a devastating fall in 2017, Newcastle’s Aimee Fisher took an emergency flight with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Aimee had an accident while at gymnastics in Thornton and needed to be transferred...

Charity calendar to support vital work

Calling all charitable pets, your faces are needed for a new calendar. With COVID-19 putting a stop to so much this year, ALL 4 One; ALL 4 Love is still determined to try...

Movember: It’s time to get growing

Growing facial hair and playing a board game may be the most masculine way of tackling men's health this month. As Movember launches its annual month-long campaign this Sunday 1 November, those...

Charity stoked to receive grant

Newcastle's Aimee Blacker is stoked to have been recognised as a local hero this year. She is the co-founder of surf therapy charity Surfing the Spectrum and joins two other Hunter-based charities...

How a helping hand has become a fresh start

Jamie-Lee and Belinda* have become more like sisters, than client and mentor. After being paired as part of the Home Start Family Services program 12 months ago, they have since formed a bond...

Club’s dedication to disadvantaged children

A Hunter-based club has spent more than five decades helping disadvantaged children. Full of passionate women, the Hunter VIEW Club assists as many students as it can by raising money for The Smith...

Foodbank says record numbers going hungry

Young Australians are going without food, with 65% of 18 to 25-year-olds going hungry at least once a week. Foodbank 2020 Hunger Report findings released earlier this week revealed the nation’s Gen Zs...

Sophie’s vital role for kids with cancer

A cycling challenge is proving to be a big test of strength for Aussies but, in comparison to what Newcastle's three-year-old Sophie Wigman is facing, it is no great feat. Sophie has spent...

Geraldine wins Hunter Volunteer of the Year

Centre for Hope Founder Geraldine Moran has again been recognised for her efforts in the local community. The 2016 Lake Macquarie Citizen of the Year is the latest recipient of The Centre...

Sleeping rough to shine a light on homelessness

Imagine having nowhere to live, nowhere to sleep, or nowhere to call home. That’s a reality for far too many people across the Hunter Region but, at the end of this month, participants...

Organisers pump brakes on Newcastle Toy Run

A beloved annual charity event has fallen victim to COVID-19. The Newcastle Toy Run, which was supposed to celebrate its 43rd edition, has been cancelled due to the pandemic. The event draws huge crowds...

Call for conversations during Mental Health Month

Many Novocastrians recognise Lyndsay Walker as a super fit athlete who completes a series of physically-demanding challenges in the name of charity. Mr Walker, however, wants to be "the best listener I can...
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