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Hard yards for cancer

Thrillseeker Wayne Lamb puts himself through the wringer to raise money for sick kids. Picture: Marcus Whisson d400313

HE HAS jumped out of a plane, motorcycled through the US, climbed to the highest peak of the Italian Alps and tackled Kokoda all in a year – and he’s not stopping with that. more »

Grant bolsters battle for building positives

Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation grant recipient and Join the Revolution founder Jessica Smith .

FORMER Paralympian Jessica Smith wants you to “Join the Revolution”. more »

Masters’ apprentice

SUCCESS continues to be on the menu for local chef Joshua Skipworth who recently won second place in an elite Australian and New Zealand cooking contest. more »

Much value in volunteering

City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey (centre) with the Mayor’s Valued Citizen award winners for volunteering.

MELVILLE’S dedicated volunteers were shown appreciation for their efforts in a ceremony last week. more »

Bollywood night boosts fundraiser

Libby White (centre) with sister and breast cancer survivor Andrea Bolte (left) and sister-in-law Robyn White at their Girls Night In.

ARDROSS resident Libby White’s Girls Night In fundraiser raised $1650 for the Cancer Council WA. more »

Pippa’s story an inspirational tale

Pippa Hutchinson was a finalist in the Telstra Women’s Business Awards.

APPLECROSS woman Pippa Hutchinson does not let hurdles get in her way. more »

Medal for Tanya’s India charity work

Tanya Pinto has won the 2011 John Curtin Medal.

TANYA Pinto spent a good part of 2005 walking the streets of Calcutta, India, watching as children and babies lived on the streets, begged for money, slept on pavements and foraged through trash. more »

Young student shows initiative to win medal

Youngest Naidoc medal recipient Charlize Kazmer with Dylan Williams (left) and Clinton Braddick.

A PRE-PRIMARY student from Bicton Primary School has become the youngest recipient of the Prime Minister’s Naidoc Medal as part of the 2011 Naidoc Week School Initiatives Competition. more »

The spirit of invention

Spirit of Flynn winner Greg Schouten. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d363071

ROYAL Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) pilot Greg Schouten put his background in electronics to work recently by inventing a portable alarm system that would warn of oxygen failure on life-support patients during a flight. more »

Curtin researcher has underground solution

Ali Saeedi’s study into storing carbon dioxide underground has won him a Springer Series prize.

AS the spotlight shines ever brighter on carbon emissions, a Curtin University fellow has produced award-winning research into technology that could help reduce carbon emissions in Australia. more »

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