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Operation Christmas in full flight

Monday, 15th October, 2012

Morgan St students Kate Winders and Hannah Evers with teacher Ryan Tickle and some of the boxes that will be sent to disadvantaged children. Morgan St students Kate Winders and Hannah Evers with teacher Ryan Tickle and some of the boxes that will be sent to disadvantaged children.

By Emily Roberts

Morgan Street Public School students have banded together to provide disadvantaged children with a happier Christmas.

Operation Christmas Child is a unique project by Samaritan's Purse that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes.

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Stop hoarding and donate those clothes

Tuesday, 25th September, 2012

Red Cross president Barry Powell in the Oxide Street store yesterday. Red Cross president Barry Powell in the Oxide Street store yesterday.

By Kurtis J Eichler

Op shops are calling on Australians to stop hoarding and donate clothes in a bid to boost stock.

For this week, people are being urged to give their wardrobes a refresher and turf-out unwanted items of clothing for those less fortunate as part of National Op Shop Week.

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Volunteers provide more than a meal

Thursday, 30th August, 2012

National Meals On Wheels Day was like any other day for volunteers Betty Behr and Christine Adams National Meals On Wheels Day was like any other day for volunteers Betty Behr and Christine Adams

By Emily Roberts

Yesterday was National Meals on Wheels Day but for local volunteers it was no different to any other day.

The annual celebration recognises the work of the organisation's more than 80,000 volunteers.

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Successful walk raises thousands for autism

Friday, 10th August, 2012

The sore but happy RANN walkers back in Wellington. The sore but happy RANN walkers back in Wellington.

By Emily Roberts

A group of walkers who started in Broken Hill have arrived at their destination - sore but happy to be home.

Wellington residents Aimy Thorne and her mother, Valerie Newall established non-forprofit group "Rural and Remote Autism Network" (RRAN) to assist rural and remote families with a loved one with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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Charity drive success

Tuesday, 31st July, 2012

Organiser Norman Elias and co-driver Mario Nearchou with the 1965 VW Beetle when they were in Broken Hill. Organiser Norman Elias and co-driver Mario Nearchou with the 1965 VW Beetle when they were in Broken Hill.

A fundraising driver to "bug off " cancer has been successful with the organisers reaching their destination.

The "Bug Off Cancer Drive" began as a thought in February 2010 to drive around Australia, not in a 4WD or modern car, but in an unmodified 1965 VW Beetle.

Organiser Norman Elias said the trip was initially considered as that, a trip. Not a fundraiser for any charity, but something he had been wanting to do for some time.

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