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Healthy start for This Girl Can

A $15,000 grant from VicHealth will help Northern Grampians Shire Council deliver a range of free or low-cost physical activities for women this week. The money was given to the council to promote This Girl Can Week – a community health initiative encouraging women and girls to be more active. The week is aimed at […]

Singing for a cure again

Wimmera Sing for Something organisers will use all 2019 events to raise money for a fight against brain cancer. They will continue raising money for Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer to ensure they donate a large sum by the end of the year. The second Sing for Something event will be at Horsham’s Bull and […]

PHOTOS | Martin Heppell sharing a zest for life through resilience

INSPIRING: The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell with Ryan Tucker and Makaira O’Connell at a session with St Michael and John’s Primary School and Minyip Primary School students. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

A wellbeing leader intent on building happier lives and healthier communities visited Horsham last week. The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell addressed students, teachers and parents at Horsham College, Ss Michael and John’s, Minyip and Natimuk primary schools. Heppell, described by one student as ‘the funniest man I have ever met’, led presentations and provided positive […]

Relay for a cancer-free future

HAPPY TO HELP: Nhill College students, clockwise from left, Brooke Nossack, Ellie Murden, Olivia Dart, Chelsea Merrett and Lucy Bone enjoying the event. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people fighting for a cancer-free future were united ‘and unstoppable’ at Horsham and District Relay for Life at Dock Lake Reserve.

Call for Wimmera members

A Forgotten Australians group dedicated to providing support for people who grew up in children’s homes or in foster care has invited more Wimmera people to get involved. Group leader Phillip Chalker said the group, which meets monthly in Horsham, was open to orphans or people separated from family connections as children. He said Forgotten […]

Horsham tour for mobility group

Wimmera Mobility Group’s March 26 meeting will include a bus tour of Horsham. The group has organised the tour on a bus with disability access. Group chairman Geoff Baker said the tour would take two hours and finish with lunch at May Park. “We thought it would be good to show people how much Horsham […]

Immunisation clinic

Ararat Rural City Council’s maternal child-health service will have its monthly free immunisation session today. Sessions are on the third Wednesday of every month from 10.30am to 12.30pm and available to children aged to four. Council chief executive Tim Harrison said the session was open to all parents and there was no need to book. […]

RELAY FOR LIFE: James Crute: ‘You’ve got to fight’

Cancer survivor James Crute, 30, at the Giant Koala in Dadswells Bridge. Dadswells Bridge will have a Relay For Life team for the first time.

Thirty-year-old James Crute is gripped in a battle against cancer.

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…

PHOTOS | Bridget Noonan speaks at International Women’s Day lunch

MAKING AN IMPACT: From left, Sarah Ellis, Pam Capstick, Bridget Noonan and Danielle Irving at the fifth annual International Women’s Day lunch in Horsham on Friday. Ms Noonan, originally from Noradjuha, is the first woman to be appointed Clerk of Victoria’s Legislative Assembly in 161 years and appeared as guest of honour at the event. […]


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