Love in the bag
It’s In The Bag is a national drive run by Share the Dignity.
A huge thank you to all the wonderful Eurobodalla donors for your generous support - we have collected and delivered more than 250 adult, teen and nappy bags.
A special thanks to Bunnings Batemans Bay whose staff again provided support as the collection point.
Your efforts have made a real difference to local women and girls in need and allow us to continue to ensure that everyone is afforded the dignity so many of us take for granted.
Memories and new beginnings?
The old girl is going. The planned demolition of the Batemans Bay Bowling club has begun.
Behind blue mesh promising a better future in all sorts of ways related to the bridge, the once social centre of the Bay is going. That social centre has shifted, mainly to the Soldier’s Club, and we are well served by other clubs in the town, coffee shops and pubs.
What has been missing, and it was hoped the resurrection of the Bowlo would provide this, is a cultural centre – a place for community expression of all the skills and talents and interests of the creative and expressive side of the Bay community: the school concerts, the choirs, the dances, the art exhibitions; the travelling and local performing arts; the music – classical and contemporary; the technoart, such as we see with the Vivid festival in Sydney; Shakespeare on the steps; maybe a gymnastics show like CircusOZ or similar; clowns; fashion shows such as the iconic Wearable Art of the River of Art Festival; community sculptures and creative landscapes.
All this is possible in the new facility planned for the site. Let’s make sure this exciting future happens for us all.
In the meantime, a banner now hangs on the fence as, behind it, the icon is disintegrating. If you would like to add a memory, take yourselves a texta, or maybe write on a ribbon and attach.
Vale Bowlo and thankyou.
Dr Sue Mackenzie
Thanks for striding with pride
On behalf of Eurobodalla Shire stroke survivors and the Stroke Foundation, I am thrilled to announce this year’s Stride4stroke fundraising campaign was a huge success.
I wholeheartedly thank the almost 700 participants who challenged themselves to get active throughout November – and the families, friends and colleagues who supported them with donations.
Together you raised almost $175,000 dollars, which is a remarkable achievement.
Every dollar will go towards vital Stroke Foundation Programs including StrokeLine (1800 787 653) – a free advice line staffed by health professionals - and follow up services to help survivors and their families transition to life after stroke.
Many who took part in Stride4stroke this year were stroke survivors, carers or loved ones whose lives had been touched by stroke. Sadly, you do not have to look far to find them. There is one stroke every nine minutes in Australia. Stroke is one of our biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.
It does not need to be this way, more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by managing blood pressure and cholesterol, keeping active, eating a healthy balanced diet and not smoking. A healthy lifestyle could save your life.
A small donation will help us to continue our mission to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. Visit www.strokefoundation.org.au