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Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation duck race back

The Wimmera River duck race will return for a sixth year as part of next month’s Kannamaroo Festival. The race is a fundraiser for the Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation, with members of the public able to purchase plastic ducks for $5. The owner of the winning duck will receive a Visa gift card worth […]

Justin Chester steps up for beyondblue, raises $10,200

A Stawell man who walked from Horsham to Naracoorte to honour two late nephews has raised more than $10,200 for beyondblue. Justin Chester decided to embark on the 150-kilometre endeavour after losing two nephews to suicide in the past decade. Josh Finlay, from Charlton, died aged 21 in 2008, while Ben Jolley died in 2017, […]

Open gardens at Rupanyup

Wimmera residents and visitors can enjoy five diverse gardens during an open garden day at Rupanyup on Sunday. The event runs from 10am to 4pm and sites range from compact town gardens to expansive rural properties. The event costs $20 a person and participants need to register at Rupanyup Public Memorial Hall. Proceeds go to […]

Shoebox of Christmas cheer

Wimmera residents can again put a smile on the face of a child in need this Christmas through non-profit Christian organisation Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse provides emergency relief and development assistance to suffering people around the world. It’s biggest project, Operation Christmas Child, is underway and every year provides thousands of children living in poverty […]

Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary elects office bearers

VITAL SERVICE: Wimmera Hospice Care Auxiliary has elected its office bearers for 2018-19. Pictured, from left, are president Lea Crammond, vice-president Judy Garwood, secretary Nola Bellinger, assistant secretary Ann Potter and assistant treasurer Rae Hill. Treasurer Kerrie Trounce is absent. The auxiliary raises money to buy equipment to support Wimmera Hospice Care clients. The hospice […]

Natimuk Stomp Kick-starts Gents Ride

A group of Wimmera motorcycle enthusiasts will don dapper attire for the 2018 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday. Participants will board classic and vintage motorcycles in Horsham and ride to Natimuk and back. Co-ordinator Jenni Papst said the event raised money for the Movember Foundation, which went towards prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. “What […]

Stawell Secondary College student Elissa Jess loses hair for Variety

Eleisha Clementson cuts Stawell Secondary College student Elissa Jess' hair for Variety.

HAIR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW: Above, Stawell Secondary College year-12 student Elissa Jess and hairdresser Eleisha Clementson share a moment with a cheering school community after Elissa lost her plait to support children battling cancer. She and Bronte Cuff, pictured left, donated their hair to Hair with Heart while at the same time raising money for […]

Lions cook for cause

Horsham Lions Club will host a barbecue in Hamilton Street on Saturday to raise money for drought-affected farmers. Lions members will be cooking up a storm out the front of Cellarbrations Superstore Horsham from 9.30am to 2pm. Horsham Lions Club’s Melvin Bell said money from gold coin donations would be distributed among a drought-relief charity […]

Horsham preparing to paint the town purple for Relay For Life

HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US: Horsham and District Relay for Life chairman Kingsley Dalgleish, front, and committee members and supporters, from left, Stacy Carter, Trish Deleeuw, Gareth Lane, Shelley Baker and Tami Lane promote this year’s Paint the Town Purple week, which runs from October 8 to 12. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham and District Relay for Life committee has called on the city’s businesses to throw their support behind the annual Cancer Council fundraising event.

Stawell Secondary College students to donate hair for sick children

HAIR FOR CHILDREN: Stawell Secondary College students Bronte Cuffe, Nicholas Bendall and Elissa Jess will lose their hair for Variety. Bronte will donate 35cm of hair, Nicholas will shave his mo and Elissa will lose a whopping 52cm. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Stawell Secondary College students Elissa Jess and Bronte Cuffe will farewell their flowing locks later this month when they cut their hair to support children battling cancer. Fellow student Nicholas Bendall will join the teenagers and shave off his moustache for the cause. The year-12 girls will donate their hair, which flows well below their […]


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