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New firefighters ready to serve community

MT PLEASANT man Brendan Murray and Grant Deuchar, from Applecross, have joined the ranks of WA’s 1100 full-time firefighters after graduating from a 17-week training course. more »

Kathleen Crosbie, who...

A GROUP of local women who meet every week to knit toys for disadvantaged children would like to thank an anonymous donor who dropped off a bag of about 50 completed toys last week. more »

VisAbility, a Victoria...

ALFRED Cove’s Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA marked the culmination of its fundraising efforts when it handed a $100,000 cheque to VisAbility last month. more »

Family loss inspires Bree's charity work

Bree D’Sa.

THE loss of her precious two-year-old nephew to brain cancer started a determination in Murdoch’s Bree D’Sa to help improve the lives of children, particularly those without close family to love them. more »

“If I can get where I...

MURDOCH University student Jenna Woods has won the Naidoc Perth Tertiary Scholar of the Year, fuelling her desire to recruit other people into university. more »

Challenge on two wheels

Kevin Williams, with his son Finnbar, prepares for a 1000km ride to raise funds for Teen Challenge. Picture: Martin Kennealey d410118

BICTON father Kevin Williams will ride 1000km this week to raise money for Teen Challenge, a WA charity dedicated to helping families and teenagers struggling with substance abuse. more »

Drive to help others

Hazel Sturrock and Cheryl Coates prepare for the inaugural MND Drive.  Picture: Martin Kennealey d405565

THERE is more than one reason why Bateman resident Cheryl Coates will hit the road to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease as part of the inaugural 2013 MND Drive in October. more »

Student generosity inspires

Brentwood Primary School students Callum and Eleanor Green during their recent visit to Government House. Picture: Elle Borgwardd405198

LAST week, more than 200 children from around WA joined Governor Malcolm McCusker and his wife Tonya at Government House to showcase their ‘giving projects’. more »

Murdoch’s medical marvel

St John of God Murdoch Hospital emergency nurse Jodie Thompson with local women in Papua New Guinea.

THE emergency room at St John of God Murdoch Hospital may be a world away from a clinic in a tin shed in Papua New Guinea, but they’re both designed to save lives. more »

Michelle is voted best

Virgin Air’s Ann Elliott with Flight Centre Garden City manager Michelle Nievaart.

ANYONE thinking about a winter getaway could do a lot worse than checking in with Flight Centre Garden City manager Michelle Nievaart, who recently won the national award for Best Travel Agency Manager - Retail. more »

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