Water donations flow for the Darling Downs

Water restrictions at Warwick nursery

BEN HARDEN The ongoing drought in the Darling Downs area is bringing out the kindness of strangers, with people around the South East working together to come to the aide of drought-stricken communities by donating thousands of litres of drinking … [Read more...]

Empty bottles help support rescue dogs

Bridgy Staffies United Rescue

CONNIE SAVAGE Staffies United Rescue (SUR) are encouraging people to cash in their empty bottles and donate their 10 cent refund to rescue dogs in need.   It’s as simple as collecting eligible bottles, taking them to a local Containers … [Read more...]

Inspiring student represents Vision Australia at UN

Santiago and his guide dog Lachy

BRITTINY EDWARDS At 23 years of age, Santiago Velasquez has walked the Kokoda trail, cycled 90km for charity, founded a tech company, given a TedxQUT talk, and spoken at the UN, all while not being able to see.   Mr Velasquez was born … [Read more...]

Steptember raises both fitness and funds

Steptember team fitness

BRIDGETTE ALI Participants in this year’s Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s (CPA) Steptember challenge are stepping into the final leg of the initiative, raising both funds for the Alliance and their fitness levels.   Since September 3, … [Read more...]

Gold Coasters to Walk for Women’s Cancers

Cancer Council Queensland’s Walk For Women’s Cancer

JESSICA AMBLER Gold Coasters will rally together tomorrow to take part in Cancer Council Queensland’s Walk For Women’s Cancers, to raise funds for much needed research into cancers that affect women.   The family-friendly walk will kick … [Read more...]

Photography exhibition fights mental health stigma

Collective Minds pop up gallery

JESSICA AMBLER LIVIN is partnering up with Robina Town Shopping Centre to raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding mental health conditions with a special pop-up photographic exhibition called Collective Minds.   The Collective … [Read more...]

UQ event targets ovarian cancer

We’re In This Together ovarian cancer charity event

JESSICA MYLNE Female-based societies at the University of Queensland (UQ) are joining forces to support the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s ovarian cancer research through their We’re In This Together Ovarian Cancer Charity … [Read more...]

Bra Gifting events support the girls

Support the Girls Australia’s Bra Gifting event

CHARLOTTE BRENNAN Local Charity Support the Girls Australia (STGA) provides homeless and low-income women with bras and feminine products at their monthly Bra Gifting events at Southport Community Centre.   Attendees to the event are … [Read more...]

Choir sings for stroke awareness

Sing to Beat Aphasia choir

LAUREN MARTIN Queensland’s Sing to Beat Aphasia choir held a special performance at the Logan City Library this week as a part of National Stroke Week.   Singers in Sing to Beat Aphasia choir suffer from aphasia and other conditions … [Read more...]

Fashion Parade supports Mater Redlands

Mater Private Hospital Redlands Spring Fashion Parade

SAMANTHA BALDRY Mater Private Hospital Redlands is holding their 16th annual Spring Fashion Parade and Morning Tea on September 13 to raise money for special equipment that the hospital may otherwise not be able to … [Read more...]