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Wimmera fire brigades ready to give to Good Friday Appeal

FILL IT UP: Left, Amber Ramsdell and Lexi Cooper with Ararat Fire Brigade members Jordan Cooper, Jeydon Nancarrow, Rob Starick, Peter Cooper, Rhonda Wall, Greg Taylor and Daniel Ramsdell Ararat will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its involvement with the appeal this year and hopes to break a cumulative $1-million dollar donation total.

A tantalising one-million-dollar donation-target hangs above the heads of the Ararat community as it prepares for its 50th annual Good Friday Appeal.

Naked Farmer money for Flying Doctor

The Royal Flying Doctors Service has an extra $17,228 to spend on its mental-health programs after a unique money-raising effort from Wimmera farmer Ben Brooksby. Mr Brooksby, creator of The Naked Farmer, presented a cheque to the service earlier this month in support of its Flying Doctor Wellbeing program. His donation will aid the expansion […]

Pancake Day in Stawell

Community members can enjoy pancakes and raise money for support services for vulnerable and marginalised people at Stawell’s Uniting Church Hall on April 11. Stawell’s event provides an opportunity for regional people to support Uniting Wimmera, with money raised from pancake sales. The community services organisation assists people with disability, those experiencing homelessness, mental illness […]

‘Beat the Bunny’ fundraising race

Warracknabeal Fire Brigade has set a challenge for people to ‘Beat the Bunny’ in a change of pace for its Good Friday Appeal fundraising event on Sunday. Participants of ‘Beat the Bunny Amazing Race’ will hop across Warracknabeal completing challenges at set locations, earning points and raising money for Royal Children’s Hospital, with a human-sized […]

Wine, savoury night

Stawell Hospital Auxiliary will present its annual Wine and Savoury Evening at Stawell Entertainment Centre on Friday. The auxiliary’s Ruth Hatton said the event, from 6.30pm, was popular and a great chance for people to socialise, enjoy tasty food provided by the auxiliary and wines from across the district. She said the auxiliary was always […]

PHOTOS |Charity champ Temari Southcott loses locks

Temari Southcott, 8, prepares to get her hair cut for Relay For Life as her friend Sienna Borinelli and brother Spencer Southcott offer moral support.

Eight-year-old Temari Southcott’s first hair cut is an act of generosity that will brighten the lives of Australian children. Temari’s hair measured 1.2 metres before a big chop at Horsham’s D’Coco Hair Studio on Thursday morning. She is donating her locks to charity Variety to be made into wigs for someone who has lost their […]

Appeal to support Rainbow ‘true blue local’ Peter Stasinowsky

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We all know that person who is involved in the community who won’t ask for help but deserves it…

WACK Car and Bike engines excite young and old

Vintage, restored, created and repaired. That sums up the variety of vehicles on show at the 19th annual Horsham Car and Bike Show on Sunday. Despite rain during the showcase, participants and spectators were keen to show their support for families with sick children. The event, which raises money for charity Wimmera Against Cancer in […]

19th annual bike and car show aims for $10,000

SPRUCE UP: From left, Brock Clark, 10, and Nash Clark, 6, clean their dad Simon Clark’s car in preparation for Horsham’s WACK Car and Bike Show at May Park. 

Organisers of a major annual Labour Day weekend car show in Horsham hope to again raise close to $10,000 to help families with sick children. Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids volunteers will present the 19th annual Horsham Car and Bike Show at May Park on Sunday and are keen for as many people as possible […]

Flowers and pancakes in Ararat

Ararat community has an invitation to attend a St Andrew’s Uniting Church Pancake Day on Wednesday next week. Pancake Day is raising money to support the work of Uniting, the community services organisation of Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. Officially, Pancake Day was on Shrove Tuesday, yesterday, the last day before the start […]


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