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Bingo night to end Dry July month – updated

from the Parched Participants for 5 THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

Sadly we have all been touched by cancer in some form whether our friends, colleagues, family members or patients that we have cared for.

Mount Gambier & District Health Service have created a team called the “Parched Participants” for this Dry July and we are calling on you to support us in this very worthy cause.

What is Dry July:

Dry July is a fundraiser aimed at improving the comfort of cancer patients while they receive treatment. The Hospital Research Foundation has been a beneficiary of Dry July for 6 years, primarily supporting The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, but recently has helped regional hospitals improve their cancer centres.

Where the money will be spent:

The Hospital Research Foundation’s Under Our Roof project will provide much needed accommodation for country cancer patients and their families. Currently accommodation is a major stressor for country patients, as they often have to leave their support groups while they receive lifesaving treatment. The Under Our Roof project will provide a haven for patients and their families while they are going through a difficult time. It is close to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and local schools, shops and relatively close to the Adelaide Airport. Currently land has been purchased and plans drawn, with construction due to begin in late 2015.

Regional hospitals including Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln, Murray Bridge, Whyalla, Berri, Victor Harbor and Clare are part of The Hospital Research Foundation’s campaign this year. More and more country hospitals now provide some chemotherapy services. Money raised through Dry July will help make their chemotherapy suites more homely, with artwork, comfortable chairs and in two hospitals, staff are looking to build gardens for patients and their family and friends to enjoy.

So far the ‘Parched Particpants’ have raised $500-00 at a movie night and $1000-00 at a book sale.

To end the Dry July month, there will be a Bingo night, on Thursday 31st July at the RSL Club in Mt Gambier.

There is still time to support 5 THE FM’s Cheryl Chambers in her efforts to raise funds. Cheryl is a survivor of bowel cancer and has also been touched by friends who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Cheryl and Rebekah during last year’s interview

Cheryl wrote to wattlerangenow last week saying:-

“I would just like to let everyone know that I am trying to raise some money for the Cancer Ward at the Mt Gambier hospital through this years dry/july campaign.

Now that we have lost the chemo facilities in Millicent many of our family & friends will be using this ward.

The direct link to donate to me is https://au.dryjuly.com/profile/cherylchambers or you can just go to the Dry July website and type in my name. All donations $2 & over re tax deductible and a receipt can be gained from this site. Help me to make a difference.Cheers Cheryl ChambersContact Phone Number: 0417082770


The following link will take you to Cheryl’s interview last year on 5THE FM


DNA leads to man’s arrest


Source: SAPOL

Police arrested a 21-year-old Millicent man yesterday in relation to the theft of fuel from a property in Thornlea on 6 May. 

The man was arrested following DNA results.

He has been charged with theft, property damage and being unlawfully on premises and has been bailed to appear in the Millicent Magistrates Court at a later date.

Rally this Saturday at Parliament House

Save our Food Bowl, Water and Tourism State Rally and March.

We would love your help to stop proposed invasive gas and mining projects on our farmland and in our ocean that pose a major threat to our clean water, soil and air, affecting our agricultural, marine and tourism industries.

A rally has been arranged Saturday 2 August 2014by the LCPA

9.45am GATHER at Parliament House10.00am START RALLY
10.20am MARCH to Victoria Square
(There will be some brief speeches at Parliament House and Victoria Square)
We strongly urge everyone in rural areas as well as our city friends to come and join us.
The Adelaide City Council will provide parking for any farm machinery, e.g. tractors and trucks. But please let Anne Daw annedaw@bigpond.com know if you can bring any farm machinery, so that provisions for parking can be made with the Adelaide City Council.
Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to Victoria Square at conclusion of march.
The march and rally will be orderly, law abiding and peaceful.
For more details: Limestone Coast Protection Alliance http://www.protectlimestonecoast.org.au
Stop Invasive Mining Group – Eyre Peninsula brontep5@bigpond.com
Yorke Peninsula Landowners Group http://yplandowners.com.au
Media Liaison Officer : Anne Daw annedaw@bigpond.com

Busses have been arranged and booking details follow:-
Limestone Coast Protection Alliance (LCPA)
“Save our Food Bowl, Water & Tourism” …… State Rally & March
Saturday August 2nd 2014 10am Parliament House, Adelaide
If we head up the night before = cost for accommodation and a chance of having to chase people up in the morning. So let’s keep the cost down; tell your friends to come along and make a bright, early start. So come on, join in the rally, then go shopping or treat yourself to the Crows vs West Coast match and make it a day to remember – for just $70 return by bus ! That’s great value for money and reduced to $50 for Pensioners. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE Book early !
OPTION A: INLAND COACH. Meet at Mt Gambier TARGET Carpark – Boarding 3.00am [ETA on return trip – below]
* 3.05am Leave Mt Gambier [10.40pm]
* 3.25am Tarpeena – Old Mobil Service Station [10.25pm]
* 3.35am Nangwarry – Service Station [10.15pm]
* 3.55am Penola – IGA Car Park [9.55pm]
* 4.35am Naracoorte – Landmark’s Carpark (Cnr. Lucindale Rd & Riddoch Hwy) [9.15pm]
* 5.50am Keith – Information Bay, Cnr Dukes Hwy & Riddoch Hwy [8.00pm]
* 7.30am – 30 min stop – Shell Roadhouse Tailem Bend for Breakfast [Tea 5.50pm]
* 9.25am Arrive Parliament House [Depart 4.20pm]
OPTION B: COASTAL COACH. Meet at Mt Gambier TARGET Carpark – Boarding 3.00am [ETA on return trip – below]
* 3.05am Leave Mt Gambier [10.40pm]
* 3.45am Millicent – Old Red Rooster Car Park [10.00pm]
* 4.40am Robe – Kingston/Robe T-Junction [9.10pm]
* 5.15am Kingston – BP (OTR) Service Station [8.35pm]
* 7.30am – 30 min stop – Shell R/H Tailem Bend for Breaky [Tea 5.50pm]
* 9.25am Arrive Parliament House [Depart 4.20pm]
1. To make a booking: FIRSTLY, contact LCPA by email, davidsmith5278@gmail.com or phone 0459 808 437.
Clearly advise how many passengers wish to go, their names and individual contact details.
2. Preferred payment method: Go to any bank (or, EFT via the internet) and make payment into the LCPA account:
Bendigo Bank: BSB 633-000 A/C 150880425 Please use the word “bus” and your name as reference.
3. Cheques to be written out to “LCPA”. Post to “The Treasurer LCPA, 236 Bowaka Rd., Reedy Creek, SA 5275”.
4. If necessary to pay by Credit Card, please phone 0459 808 437
5. An additional pick-up point along the way may be arranged by request.
6. In Adelaide, we will re-board the coach at the same drop off point near Parliament House at 4.10pm (after the
Crows/West Coast Eagles AFL match).
7. Please be early to Pick-Up Points. Coaches must leave on time; without you, if you’re late. If so, sorry, no refund.
8. NO SMOKING and/or ALCOHOL on the coach.
9. Be prepared ! Remember to check the weather forecast the night before.
10. Details may change. Please check the LCPA web site (below) prior to the day of departure.
11. AFL tickets: Ticketek 132849 or http://www.ticketek.com.au after 9am 8th July. Group (10+) 84406630 before 21st June.
You’ll be advised accordingly by 26th July if necessary to reschedule and/or refund money in the unlikely event of cancellation.
For more information visit http://www.protectlimestonecoast.org.au