Local heroes

Cancer cycle spurs nurse’s ride

Suzanne Philpot has very personal reasons for taking part in the Ride to Conguer Cancer.  Picture: Elle Borgward d431738

CLINICAL Nurse and Bicton resident Suzanne Philpot (50) is in the middle of a massive fundraising mission for a very special cause. more »

Change of scene

Brett Jardine is one of WA’s newest firefighters.

PALMYRA’S Brett Jardine has moved from a city office to a workplace of a different kind after making the transition from draughtsman to firefighter earlier this month. more »

Group comes to chihuahua rescue

Brooke Andrews with chihuahuas Ratbag and Mia.

FOR more than a year, Brooke Andrews has been putting her heart and soul into saving unwanted chihuahuas. more »

Small dogs lapped up

Brooke Andrews.

FOR more than a year, Bicton woman Brooke Andrews has been putting her heart and soul into saving unwanted chihuahuas. more »

Close-knit pair help out

Marlene Johnson (Kardinya) and her grandson Jayden Fisher (Willagee) with Bibra Lake Pharmacy owner Denise Kelly.  Picture: Martin Kennealey    d424410

ELEVEN-year-old Jayden Fisher, from Willagee, has not always found it easy to learn new activities. 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 »

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