From Canberra to Humpty Doo – The Spine Tingling Charity Ride!

Andrew made it riding 5,551 kilometer's from Gungahlin to Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory as an epic journey to raise funds for Spinal Cure Australia and Hartley Lifecare.

As reported last year Andrew to take on the Spine Tingling Ride in 2017, Andrew left Canberra on Wednesday 15th March and two months later on the 15th May arrived at his desitination. He has ridden through Quorn, Oodnadatta, Stuarts Well, Alice Springs, Wycliffe Well, Katherine and he will arrive in Humpty Doo around midday on Monday 15th May. read more

Another family impacted by paediatric brain tumours

For those that have been following My Gungahlin for awhile will know we have been supporting and promoting the Dainere Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund and Benny Wills Brain Tumour Research Program. These are foundations established in memory of Dainere Anthoney and Benny Wills who were local children who both passed away from a paediatric brain tumour. These foundations have been established to support research to improve the outcomes for all children diagnosed with brain tumours. read more

Gungahlin Residents Helping Hand Sees McHappy Day Break Fundraising Record

Gungahlin District residents have collectively raised $16,723 as part of this year’s McHappy Day which raised a total of $3.95 million across the country and became the most successful day in Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 25-year history.

Funds raised from the day will be used across the range of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) programs including Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and the Ronald McDonald Learning Program, which go towards helping seriously ill children and their families. read more

Andrew to take on the Spine Tingling Ride in 2017

In the new year Gungahlin local, Andrew is taking the Spine Tingling Ride from Canberra to Humpty Doo, a 5,450 mountain bike ride. Read on to find out why and how you can help.

In early 2010 local Gungahlin family, the Kerec’s world was shaken when the patriarch of the family was involved in a freak bike accident. Ludvig Kerec was riding his bicycle on a Sunday afternoon as part of his final ‘wind down’ preparation for the Port Macquarie Ironman Triathlon event that he was to undertake with his son Malcolm on the following weekend. read more

Celebrating 29 years, Kmart together with The Salvation Army and Mission Australia are helping to show others that they are not alone.

Yesterday Kmart Gungahlin launched their Christmas wishing tree along with students from Neville Bonner Primary school by decorating the tree, placing the first 2 official gifts under three, singing Jingle Bells and of course the morning was completed with cake and a special visit by Santa.

Read on to find out how you can help other families this Christmas through The Salvation Army and Mission Australia. read more

A new partnership to address illegal charity bin dumping

The ACT Government is to work closely with The Smith Family to address concerns regarding illegal dumping at charity bins around Canberra, Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris announced today.

“The proposed agreement will see The Smith Family conducting daily sweeps of the city to remove material left around charity bins for an initial period of 12 months,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

Tim Dooley takes on a 200km cycle challenge

This October, Tim Dooley is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids cancer by committing to ride 200km in the month. read more

Kriss Kross Salon crossing traditional norms to give back to the community

Erika Gener-Galiza and Matthew Byrne are both 26-year-old Canberrans with a passion for business and giving back to a community that has inspired them to create their ideals. read more

Jarrett's City2Surf Story

Brain cancer has a devastating impact on the lives of families, it’s a ‘secret and silent’ killer, that has not received any substantial funding or resources for decades, and this is just truly devastating and unacceptable, we need to work together to change this.

Dainere was so excited as she had loved running and one day had hoped to represent the ACT in Cross Country and Athletics just as I did. Dainere was my number one fan, cheering me on in all my races and giving me the warmest hugs after each race, she told me she was so proud of me. read more

A little Heartbreak Hill for a whole lot of good

Sydney's City2Surf is renowned as one of the most picturesque but challenging marathons on Australia's running calendar. But for Gungahlin local, Mark Scarborough, the pain of Heartbreak Hill will be more than worth the sweat and tears as he raises much needed funds for paediatric brain cancer research. read more

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