Gold Creek Homestead, is it worth saving?


We at the National Trust, guarantee that it is. We hope you will join us in our quest to ensure it’s survival.

Imagine for a moment how you would feel if all of the memories from your past and your father’s past and your grandparents past instantly disappear. Would you still have a place in the world, would you still have an identity, would you still feel pride in your country? read more

Anytime Fitness Avengers Assembled. Mission Accomplished


Last weekend superheroes descended upon Anytime Fitness in Gungahlin and Casey to take part in the 24 hour treadmill challenge raising money for Suicide Prevention Australia.  read more

Capital Region Farmers Market makes significant donations


Canberra’s own Capital Region Farmers Market has just announced four new and major funding commitments which will greatly improve the health and lives of Australians, proving once again that when you buy direct from the farmers market, you are buying ‘produce with purpose.’ read more

It's in the bag - share the dignity


#itsinthebag Share the Dignity campaign is currently underway and Sash & Belle (local Gungahlin business) is excited to donate a minimum of 20 new handbags to the cause. We would love to fill them with donated goods from the Canberra community. read more

Norwood Crematorium ‘Teddy Bear Garden’ Christmas decorating.


This is a courtesy notice to inform all parents with angel babies at Norwood Crematorium ‘Teddy Bear Garden’ who might be interested.

There will be a group of families gathering to decorate the ‘Teddy Bear Garden’ this Saturday at 10am with all things Christmas. We all know how difficult it is when times of celebration come around and we have to try to cope without all our family being present, so we are trying to embrace this festive season to ensure a) our babies lights shine bright enough for Santa to find them, and b) we know within our hearts we have given them some happiness and cheer this December. read more

To Trick or Treat or Not Halloween 2016


This post is in regards to Halloween which is coming up on Monday 31st October. Please read on no matter your view on Halloween for some ideas on how to deal with Halloween. 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

Communities@Work Clothing Drive


Do you have any unused business clothes sitting in your closet? Give them new life and new purpose by donating them to Communities@Work.

For many who unemployed, on low incomes or who have experienced a life changing event, it can be a real struggle to meet the cost of suitable clothing for a job interview, a parent-teacher meeting or to start new employment. read more

Ellie is Gungahlin's Super Kid


Earlier this year we put the call out Do we have a super kid or super school in Gungahlin? for The Good Guys Super Kids awards.  read more

ACT Government to consider the future of charity bins around Canberra


The ACT Government will look further into the management of charity bins following examples of extensive dumping taking place and consider removing them permanently from some locations, announced Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris today.

“The management of charity donation bins is difficult. On the one hand they help support charities with donations of clothing, footwear and blankets, but on the other hand they are used by some people to dump unwanted items from their house,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

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