Giving every day

Donate. Smithton After School Care children are learning the meaning of giving through an advent calendar idea with a twist. Rather than taking chocolates from a commercial advent calendar, children are contributing items to Wyndarra Centre’s Christmas hamper appeal. Smithton’s after school care coordinator Joanie Coker says students have taken ownership of the idea and …

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Talks with locals

Campaign. Opposition leader Bill Shorten visited Circular Head last week to meet with community members, while also announcing a funding commitment for Wyndarra Centre. A federal Labor government would grant the Smithton centre $9600 to increase efficiency and capacity, said Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay, who joined Mr Shorten during his visit. “In a …

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Welcome all

Volunteers. Circular Head is a community built on the efforts of volunteers. To talk all things volunteering, Wyndarra Centre has extended an invitation to the wider community to join next week for an informal chat. Wyndarra’s Libby Billett says the afternoon will provide an opportunity for local organisations which engage volunteers to meet, and offer information, …

9 months ago 0
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Dementia support program

Program. Carers of individuals with dementia are invited along to free information sessions in Smithton. The Dementia Support Program includes information on services available locally. Topics will include: what is dementia, impacts of dementia on people with dementia and those providing care, ways in managing these impacts and relaxation and self care. The sessions will …

11 months ago 0

New bus, turf, track

Promise. Members of the Liberal Party were in Circular Head on Friday to make several funding announcements ahead of the March 3 state election. First off the bat was $150,000 towards the Smithton Bowls Club, then $100,000 for Wyndarra Centre, and lastly $100,000 to extend the walking and cycling track near Tatlows Beach, Stanley. Synthetic …

1 year ago

Gift of giving

Assistance. Wyndarra Centre was transformed into a production line earlier this week similar to one which could be found in the elves’ workshop at the North Pole. Busily filling hampers of goodies to be provided to local families, volunteers spent the better part of a day organising more than 160 gifts. The Community Christmas Hampers …

1 year ago

Ms support

Group. MS Limited, an organisation supporting Australians living with multiple sclerosis, will be delivering an information session in Smithton to help educate community members about the condition. The session is for anyone interested in learning more about MS, and the services MS offers locally. This can include people living with multiple sclerosis, carers, interested community …

2 years ago
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Handy helpers

Donation. While walking through your neighbourhood you may find yourself admiring an immaculately presented garden and freshly cut lawn. This could be the handiwork of a Wyndarra Centre volunteer. Harcourts Foundation has donated $2000 to Wyndarra in support of its gardening maintenance program. The program was established in conjunction with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs …

2 years ago

Shared interest

Community. A meeting will be held at Wyndarra Centre tonight to formally establish Circular Head’s own Men’s Shed. The Australian Men’s Shed Association formed in 2007 as a place for men to meet and dabble in a variety of community projects while creating lasting friendships and support networks. There are now almost 1000 sheds dotted …

2 years ago

Shed space for men

Social. In many Australian backyards sits a shed, a place where knowledge has been passed from father to son and where hours are spent tinkering away at projects. Mates have stood shoulder to shoulder while fine-tuning the family sedan and shared worries and woes. It is with this in mind that the Australian Men’s Shed …

2 years ago
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