Youth group shares the love in Brisbane

PICQ Youth hamper delivery

MAX WILLIAMSON AND STAFF WRITERS This year has been a difficult, uncertain year for people around the world thanks to COVID-19, but amongst the stress and the chaos there are local groups going to great lengths to help communities get back on their … [Read more...]

RSPCA Cupcake Day helps animals in need

RSPCA’s Cupcake Day

SERENA HERR The RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is on again this October, encouraging supporters to participate by either hosting a baking party or donating, to raise funds to fight animal cruelty.   Cupcake Day is the RSPCA’s annual national … [Read more...]

Program helps new mums in Tweed Shire

Hannah Van de Werff

KIARA BLINCO New mothers in the New South Wales’ Tweed Shire now have access to a free assistance program.   The volunteer-based program known as Support for New Mums offers a free home visiting service that supports the health and … [Read more...]

Pandemic creates surge in pet adoptions

RSPCA worker

KAYLA SYLVESTER Pet shelters and animal rescues around Queensland say there has been a significant increase in animal adoptions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an increase in the number of people donating their time to animal … [Read more...]

Sudsy Challenge hones in on homelessness

Orange Sky’s Sudsy Challenge

COURTNEY THOMAS Charity Orange Sky kicks off their month-long Sudsy Challenge tomorrow, challenging participants to wear the same clothes for three days in a row to draw attention to homelessness.   Orange Sky, which provides a free … [Read more...]

Helping comes naturally to young volunteer

Tani Bloudell

ALEX WELLS Gold Coast Woman of the Year Tani Bloudell has set the bar high when it comes to volunteering.   Despite her relatively young age, the 23-year-old Merrimac resident has been volunteering for nearly 12 years. In … [Read more...]