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Collapse Issue 487:<br />3 Feb 2020<br />_____________Issue 487:
3 Feb 2020
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Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Southern Spirit fined $1000 for Pink Day fundraiser
Community group calls for Umina Mall clean-up
Supermarket fixes leaking stormwater pipe
High winds cause widespread damage
Kingsview Hill residents petition for maintenance work
Association gives qualified support to mobile tower plan
Residents' group says new plans are 'even worse'
Bays Community Group prepares for fair
Energy company withdraws seismic testing application
Honour for service to animal conservation
Coastal Twist founder is Women of the Year finalist
Tesch urges seniors to take up travel card
Girls' lemonade stand raises $152 for Wires
Skate park work 'unlikely' before July
Fundraiser for firefighters' socks
Council invites businesses to disability access forum
Information about grants
Tree group learns about value of dead trees
Presentation about staying safe online
Paddle board beach party for vision-impaired youth
Toastmasters to hold speaking course
Lawyer returns from international cricket win
Work starts on five-storey apartment block
Real estate agents wins three franchise awards
Man charged over stabbing incident
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Social housing: What is the alternative?
Lucky streaks don't last forever
Doctor is harder to see than the Queen
Unnecessary watering is a waste
Doom and gloom prophecy or indisputable fact?
What about proportional representation in Council
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Aged care provider adopts new model
Luncheon to raise money for clown doctors
Hairdressers can help in cancer detection, says surgeon
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Environment group seeks volunteers for festival
The Final Test opens new season at Little Theatre
Opera conductor chosen for summer school
Family orchestra at Troubadour
Umina craft group supports wildlife carers
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Wide-ranging report in first newsletter of the year
Program to provide information about eating well
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
Jemma finishes seventh in Ironwoman Series
Pink Stumps Day final tally was $5108
Umina has two candidates for Junior Lifesaver award
Jemma excels in interstate championships
Ollier appointed junior soccer technical director
Skate, scooter and BMX competition heat at Umina
Charity bowls returns to Woy Woy
Two speakers at Lions luncheon
Basketball at leisure centre

Fundraiser for firefighters' socks

The Woy Woy branch of the Country Women's Association is calling on Peninsula residents to donate to their new fundraiser to support Rural Fire Service volunteers from the Central Coast.

The branch is collaborating with Central Coast Disaster Relief to raise money to buy socks for volunteer fire fighters.

Branch president Ms Jane Bowtell said the Pulling Our Socks Up for the Firies campaign aimed to raise $20,000.

She said the money would buy enough fire-resistant socks for every firefighter in the Coast's 52 brigades.

Ms Bowtell said RFS volunteers were not currently supplied socks as part of their uniform and usually purchased special fire-resistant socks out of their own pocket.

"That means there's approximately 1000 volunteers in need of those socks right now," Ms Bowtell said.

"Our $20,000 goal will enable us purchase at least one pair for each volunteer.

"The socks themselves are Australian made from 83 per cent Merino wool and provide much-needed fire resistance for volunteers on the front line."

Donations can be made on the Go Fund Me website and in person every Wednesday at the Woy Woy CWA Hall between 8am and 1pm.

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