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Collapse Issue 503:<br />21 Sep 2020<br />_____________Issue 503:
21 Sep 2020
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Wicks called to intervene in bridge dispute
Policy changed to allow burning at Patonga properties
Online and on-site voting for Diggers' board
Chickens hatch at Woy Woy
Woy Woy bingo resumes in Ettalong
Council to spend $7.5 million from contribution plans
He can remember the Harbour Bridge being built
Brigade offers online advice instead of open day
CWA branch receives grant for internet and television
Trolley loads of groceries donated to Mary Mac's Place
No firm date for water main project, despite 22 breaks
Over-55s village is almost finished
House demolition permitted
Changes approved for renovations at club
Proposal for three two-storey units
Application for granny flat display centre
Councillors achieve three years in office
House fire attended by 40 firefighters
CWA branch sells jams and pickles
Rotary hears about rainforest book
Rotary club makes workmanship award
Men's Shed annual meeting
Recognised with life membership
Library opening hours extended
Book fair postponed until restrictions are eased
Food and wine donated for fundraising raffle
Peninsula businesses named as awards finalists
Below average rainfall so far this month
Raising money while walking the streets
Support sought for funding application
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Take your own trolley if you want to put your dog in it
Dog poo is a pollutant and health hazard
Use of bikes in parks is not black and white
Spend taxpayer and ratepayer money for all
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Second aged care provider pays bonus shortfall
New resident moves in at 103
Aged care home reviews future in-person visits
Podcasts made for Women's Health Week
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Arts Trail held on long weekend
Bouddi Foundation awards initial round of grants
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Students discover flying fox skull
Student finishes in top five of national music competition
CWA branch sponsors student excursions and activities
Student reports on Girrakool and Bulgandry excursions
Yuki completes five-month leadership program
School photos taken individually
Scholarship available for Bays resident
Excursion to outdoor education camp
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Umina surf club hold awards presentation online
Three finals played at Umina on 'Super Saturday'
Junior touch accepts registrations
'Come and try' water polo
Bicycle group holds 'coffee cruise' to Woy Woy
Netball results
Soccer results
Bridge club attendance halves

Raising money while walking the streets

Woy Woy resident Steven Reid has been walking the streets of the Peninsula raising money for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

He has been participating in "Steptember", a charity event that challenges people to take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days during the month of September.

Mr Reid, who has cerebral palsy himself, said the reason he volunteered was to give back to the Alliance for the help he has received in the past.

"It is very important to highlight [this] cause as while the Cerebral Palsy Alliance receives some government funding, the majority of funds are raised through corporate sponsors and fundraising campaigns like this one," Mr Reid said.

"I would encourage everyone to compete in Steptember as you can raise funds whilst getting fit for a great cause."

All funds raised will be used to support people living with cerebral palsy across Australia, providing vital equipment, therapy and services, he said.

Mr Reid also said that he has experienced difficulties in the past finding a job due to his disability, but has since found some great services within the community.

"The NDIS scheme has ensured easier access to equipment and services that make life that little bit more manageable," Mr Reid said.

"But employers have to be more open [and] the public has to be educated about disabled parking.

"[My employer] has been great to me and very supportive."

Mr Reid has been working as a bar attendant at the Everglades Country Club at Woy Woy for over a year.

Readers can support Mr Reid by visiting his fundraising page at https://www.steptember.org.au/fundraisers/stevenreid





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