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Category: Charity

Team Tylah take on challenge to aid Cystic Fibrosis

One Hunter family has taken on a massive challenge to help raise funds for charity.   Nelson Bay local Verity Chappell, alongside a team of family and friends, set off on a gruelling 65-kilometre walk in the early hours of Saturday morning (20 February)...

Global alliance fosters hope, help and a home in Newcastle

Jerome Rugaruza believes there is only one correct answer when people ask: “How are you?” His response is “always good”. The Newcastle local is the founder of Global Alliance for Peace (GAP), a charity...

Warm Blankets is sewing up the winter woes

With less than four months until winter, Sue Bardsley and Tonee Holley Knowles know that now is the time to get sewing. As founders of the not-for-profit charity ‘Warm Blankets for Everyone’, the...

Smooth sailing as charity regatta set to hit the water

A popular sailing regatta in Lake Macquarie will once again raise the mast to support a unique cancer program. The annual Heaven Can Wait (HCW) Charity Sailing Regatta is set to take place...

Starlight Children’s Foundation dives into challenge

The Starlight Children’s Foundation is calling on Novocastrians to dive into its latest initiative and make a splash for sick kids.   A Super Swim will challenge individuals to swim at a location...

A little kindness makes big difference

A little kindness goes a long way. And, in this ever-changing world, that compassionate act alone could mean more than ever. So much so, The Place: Charlestown Community Centre has teamed up with Sydney-founded...

Newcastle set to embrace Cupid’s Undie Run

Novocastrians are being asked to run in their underwear for the sake of charity next month. Whether it's riding a bike in a tutu, or doing laps in a living room wearing undies...

AGL employees deck the halls with Christmas donations

AGL employees and contractors from Liddell and Bayswater power stations have brought some Christmas cheer to the Upper Hunter, providing donations of gifts and hamper goods to the Singleton Neighbourhood Centre and...

Squadron’s fundraiser takes flight

The No. 76 Squadron at the RAAF Base in Williamtown is looking a whole lot hairier after its members ditched their daily shave to support Movember and Decembeard. While most of us know...

Old phones can save lives, campaigner says

When fleeing a domestic violence situation, a mobile phone is often one of the first items to be broken or stolen. Leaving the victim cut off from the outside world, with no way...

Spreading Christmas cheer after a tough year

Goodwill and Christmas cheer are being spread across the Hunter after a tough 12 months. The Eastlakes Salvation Army branch in Lake Macquarie is hoping to alleviate some of the stresses of the...

Newcastle’s deconstructed maze up for grabs

Still in need of a Christmas tree? The mini forest maze that’s been delighting locals for the past week in Newcastle’s Civic Park will be packing up on Sunday morning, 13 December. It means...

Saturday sale to help women Dress for Success

Bargain hunters can help a woman prepare for a better 2021 this weekend. By purchasing items at the Dress for Success Pop-up Boutique and Basics Sale, shoppers will help ease the living expenses...

The Longest Day tees off to raise funds for cancer research

It’s a challenge that will test the skill, strength and stamina of even the most hardened golfer from dawn to dusk. Cancer Council NSW has teed up The Longest Day fundraiser in a...

The Smith Family is appealing for a better Christmas

On Christmas Eve 1922, five businessmen walked into a Sydney orphanage carrying armfuls of toys and sweets. They walked out inspired by a single goal: to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in...

Toy drive hopes to make Christmas bright

For over 30 years, Newcastle Permanent has joined forces with The Salvation Army to brighten Christmas for families in need across the Hunter, by collecting presents for children and teenagers. “We’re calling on...

Orange Sky in need of volunteers to help the homeless

A local homelessness charity is calling for more volunteers as it struggles for numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Orange Sky was set up in 2014 to alleviate some of the hardships faced...

Why knot? Sailing regatta to go ahead as planned

It's been in a "holding pattern" since the middle of the year, but organisers are now moving at a rate of knots after announcing the popular Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta...

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...
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