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Category: Charity

Friends with Dignity scholarships offer a helping hand

Help is at hand for Hunter children affected by domestic violence (DV) through Friends with Dignity’s Little Friends Scholarships, which open on 21 June. Young people aged between five and 18 can gain...

Hunter CEOs to rough it out for Vinnies

When Simon Gould and Chloe Coleman sleep rough tomorrow night it’ll be a “mere glimpse” at what far too many people across the Hunter region experience. The Newcastle locals are taking part in...

Clothing kids for free thanks to God’s Closet

If raising a child is indeed the role of a village, then God’s Closet is hoping to man the wardrobe at its core. Based in Charlestown, the group that collects and distributes children’s clothes...

Zekie’s brave battle with brain tumour

Brave, feisty, caring, sweet and determined.  Those five words describe six-year-old Ezekiel, who’s facing something most kids could not even fathom. Two years ago, Zekie and his family – mum Sabrina, dad Joss and...

Charity ‘wishes’ for more volunteers

Nothing compares to seeing a child’s face light up when they’ve been granted their greatest wish. That’s the driving force behind Make-A-Wish Australia volunteers Rachel Marshall and Carmen Buxton’s dedication to the cause. While...

Kobe’s all smiles thanks to Make-A-Wish

Living like a YouTuber in a mansion. That was eight-year-old Kobe Duck’s wish and thanks to Make-A-Wish Australia it’s now a dream come true.  For Kobe staying at a mansion in Clarence Town late...

Belmont CWA doffs hats for Cancer Council

Members of the Belmont Country Women’s Association (CWA) donned their most glamourous hats recently to lend a hand to the NSW Cancer Council. The organisation hosted a Mad Hatter’s High Tea as part...

GALLERY: Divas honour late Meg Purser

An iconic Hunter charity fundraiser hosted its 10th anniversary event on May 28 in honour of the late Meg Purser – the day of what would have been her 53rd birthday. Divas on...

New local platform helping under-represented female musos

A new, local platform will give talented emerging female musicians a louder voice in the Newcastle entertainment industry. Louannella and Vexel Creations have come together in moral synchronicity to create Girls Will Be...

Charity creates ‘costumes’ for heroic children

A special t-shirt can change a life.  That’s the message behind national charity Supertee’s work.  Since 2018, the group has been helping children who are fighting serious illnesses with a medical garment that’s been...

Cancer survivor acknowledged for commitment to others

Three-time cancer survivor Sue Clark-Pitrolo has been recognised for her outstanding commitment to helping rewrite the future of people in the Hunter. And, this week, she was awarded the prestigious annual Newcastle Permanent...

Salvos need doorknockers for Red Shield Appeal

For almost six decades they’ve been helping our most vulnerable, now The Salvation Army is urging the community to help them. Set to host its annual Red Shield Appeal on May 29 and...

Variety Bash 2021 to roll in for foreshore fun day

More than 100 Bash cars will arrive at Newcastle's Foreshore Park for a Family Fun Day this weekend, as part of a Variety - Children's Charity's event. The cars are on the return...

Jack Murphy’s legacy is scooting on

Losing a child is something no family ever wants to face. But in June 2018 Siobhan and Robert Murphy and their daughter Aimee had to deal with just that – their much-loved Jack passed...

Winter woolly callout for Newcastle homelessness services

Do you have a spare rug or jacket in your cupboard? With winter approaching and Newcastle in the grips of a housing crisis, donations of winter woollies are being sought for the city’s...

Xavier’s spreading good karma

Xavier Neil may only be 10 but over the past three years he has raised more money for charity than most.  The youngster is passionate about helping people who are impacted by cancer,...

Tea-riffic event to raise vital funds for Cancer Council

A simple cup of tea will mean a whole lot more during an event later this month.  Residents across the region are being encouraged to take part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to...

Polly and Mariola make bald move for sick kids

Two women are set to make a bald move this month in a bid to raise money for the John Hunter Children’s Hospital.  Mariola Brock and Polly Felsch, both in their 70s, are...

Johnson’s ‘Dear Mum’ a tribute to motherhood

If you could tell your mum anything, what would it be? That is the theme of Samuel Johnson’s latest book entitled Dear Mum.  The Australian actor best known for his roles on The...

Hunter Water joins Lifeline Hunter to support Newy 100

Hearts will be pounding and legs burning when eight Hunter Water employees join forces to complete a challenging 100km charity event on foot in a show of support for Lifeline Hunter’s vital...

More than a movie to raise vital funds

Most of the time watching a movie is simply just an enjoyable pastime but next month a screening of the film June Again will be so much more.  The Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation...
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