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Tag: Children

Program helps young people chase their dreams

Applications for a scholarship program that helps young people achieve their dreams are now open. The Variety Heart Scholarships offer up to $5,000 to young people who are sick, disadvantaged or living with...

Everybody’s welcome: new band a hit for kids

Good music, inclusivity and lots of fun are the focus of Newcastle’s latest children’s band.  The Quokkas, featuring Nick Gill, Komiti Levai, Matt McLaren, Pam Hyde and Stef Tuyl, formed last year to...

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...

The Spotty Socked Lops book bounces onto shelves

Can you imagine what the pandemic might look like to a pair of rabbits? An emerging children’s author in Newcastle has published a book that explores just that. Former University of Newcastle student Meg...

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...

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...

Online program to support local families

An online program is set to serve up six free workshops to inform and entertain parents and their children across Lake Macquarie. Kicking off on Tuesday 13 October, Lake Macquarie City Council’s You’re...

One hundred days in hospital for new arrival

Stacey Cameron was just 19 weeks pregnant with her sixth child when her waters broke. That meant a long hospital stay until her baby girl came along, leaving five children with ages ranging...