Caring for Kids: Can you give a gift for a child this Christmas? Community Christmas aims to give vulnerable children in our community a lovely gift this festive season. If you’re able to, please donate a small, wrapped present with gender and age labelled and drop it off at one of the following locations: Family and Community Services Parkes, Sleek Hair Design, ANZ Parkes, Cooke Park Takeaway, Kerin Physio and Neighbourhood Central. For further information contact Belinda on 0421 750 369.
Christmas FUNdraising for Country Kids: The children’s charity Royal Far West is encouraging people to add a fundraising element to their Christmas parties and gatherings. With the theme ‘Country Kids Christmas Table’, all funds raised will support country kids to access the vital developmental and mental health services they need. The charity’s website has plenty of ideas and creative Country Kids Christmas Table collateral at https://www.royalfarwest.org.au/christmas/
Christmas is for giving. Register today to support the health and wellbeing of Australian kids in the bush who are doing it tough.
Jamie’s Ministry of Food: Jamie’s online school holiday program is back by popular demand, and will once again be Zooming into kitchens all over the country from 11th January next year. The school holiday program will teach students aged 12 and up the basics of food, nutrition and cooking, as well as some of Jamie’s special tips and tricks! Participants will learn how to make meals from scratch. For more information and to book visit www.thegoodfoundation.com.au
New Website: The Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme have launched a new website at www.freecuppa.com.au and lists all the participating businesses, features a new frequently asked questions page, contains information about managing driver fatigue and much more. There is also an interactive search function that lets you filter businesses based on their location, facilities and the type of coffee provided. In 2021, there will be 105 businesses in 52 towns across 16 local councils from Moree in the North to the Victorian border, west to Wentworth as far East as the lower Blue Mountains. The businesses in the Parkes Shire involved in the scheme are: Bogan Gate – Railway Hotel; Parkes Coffee Pot, Pink Orchid Florist & Café, Smeaton’s Bakery; and Tullamore – Casho’s.