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Mitchell Zonta Club wins national award for campaign against gendered violence

By Colin MacGillivray ZONTA Club of Mitchell has won national recognition for its innovative Orange Lady social media campaign during last year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Zonta International is an organisation dedicated to...

Wallan man launches online directory to unite Mitchell residents with disabilities

By Colin MacGillivray WALLAN man Adam Georgelin hopes a new online directory and associated forum will unite people with disabilities across Mitchell Shire and beyond. Mr Georgelin, who was born with a spinal cord defect and...

Prepaid postcards to be delivered to regional households to help keep people connected

FOUR million specially-designed prepaid postcards will be delivered to regional and remote households across Australia, thanks to Australia Post’s continued focus on mental health and keeping people connected. The postcards were designed in collaboration with...

Leadership program opens to Macedon Ranges residents

Applications are now open for the 2022 Loddon Murray Community Leadership Program to inspire and challenge participants while supporting the development of confidence, skills, and a deeper understanding of leadership. Run by LEAD Loddon Murray,...

Fundraiser for Kilmore teenager left quadriplegic after motorbike accident

A major fundraiser is being held for a Kilmore teenager seriously injured in a motorbike accident in February. Harvey McKeever has been left a quadriplegic and will require months of rehabilitation. Harvey, 15 at the time...

Mitchell Shire residents ‘paying it forward’, paying for strangers’ purchases anonymously

By Tricia Mifsud A Wallan mechanic’s vision to share kindness and generosity in the community has provided a welcome boost in Mitchell Shire, with many people unexpectedly receiving free coffees and meals, paid for by...

Love in Action Wallan in ‘uncharted territory’ as lockdown impacts spectrum of residents

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Love in Action Wallan is delivering more supplies than ever as residents across socioeconomic backgrounds struggle during lockdown. Broadford’s Love In Action is also experiencing a higher-than-usual demand, with more requests for food...

Gardening for good: Meet the students growing food for community members in need

YEAR 11 and 12 students from Epping Secondary College are gardening for a cause at Greenbrook Community House, growing vegetables to help community members in need of extra support during COVID-19 lockdowns. Each Thursday since...

Two City of Whittlesea-based charities earn State Government funding

Two City of Whittlesea-based not-for-profit organisations providing support to people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds during the pandemic have been awarded State Government grants. On Friday Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio announced $20,000...

Whittlesea food relief ramps up as more people than ever struggle through lockdown

By Aleksandra Bliszczyk Organisations across the City of Whittlesea continue to support a growing number of people in need of food and essential goods as a result of lost income during lockdowns. United Minds Psychology has...