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Do you, a friend or family member
have a gambling problem?
Do you want help to control your
gambling problem or help someone else
to control their gambling problem?
Come to a free gambling help workshop
Gawler Community House,
2 Scheibener Terrace, Gawler,
(the Op Shop at the bend near the ford)
2pm, Tuesday 3rd of December 2013
CHILD CARE CENTRE
Celebrating 25 Years
We are very excited to be celebrating our
25th year of child care within such a wonderful
community. We have had the privilege to introduce
education through play, structure and nurturing
with many families.
We are also happy to announce our Preschool
Program, run by our Early Years Teacher,
who has 12 years experience.
Our Staff and Director would love to meet your
family and show you around our community-based,
country feel, child care centre. Set on the University
of Adelaide, Roseworthy Campus, we are open to
both the community and the University.
On: Friday 6th Dec When: 2pm - 4pm
From 6pm we will be holding our
Family Christmas BBQ
We would like to open our celebrations to
past Staff, Students and Families to come
and join us.
Please ring to confirm for catering purposes
Phone (08) 8521 2895
Local families swim safe TWO local girls are giving up
their long locks to help those with
Their efforts have so far netted more
than $4000 and are set to provide wigs
to those undergoing cancer treatment.
Teaming up for
AN Evanston and a Willaston fam-
ily have received early Christmas
gifts thanks to the generosity of
During a weekend-long fundraiser,
held earlier this month, 10-year-old
Kimberley Haldane chopped off her
waist-length hair to shoulder-length,
raising $1500 for two local families
A further $2000 was raised the fol-
lowing day through a community soft-
ball game, which saw seven local teams
play at Kalbeeba Reserve.
The funds raised from the weekend
will go towards assisting the families of
Willaston mum Nikki Wilkins and 13-
year-old Emily Hodges, of Evanston,
in their fight against cancer.
The Wilkins and Hodges fami-
lies were chosen to receive the funds
earlier this year by the softball com-
Event organiser Sue Haldane, who
plays local softball for Giants, said
she has been fundraising for the Can-
cer Council for about seven years and
wanted to make this year's efforts "a bit
"We thought we'd like to have... a
softball fun day and we could make it a
fundraiser at the same time, especially
at this time of the year when it could
be difficult for them to find money for
Christmas presents," she said.
For Willaston mum Nikki Wilkins
the donation will provide financial re-
lief in the lead-up to her bone marrow
The mum of three, who was diag-
nosed with a rare form of cancer, my-
cosis fungoides, three years ago, said
she struggled with medical expenses
and the everyday cost of living.
"I just couldn't do it without help,"
the 36-year-old said.
"I've just been incredibly amazed by
the local support and generosity that
total strangers...will do for other peo-
ple in the community."
Zoe's colossal e ort
TWELVE-year-old Zoe Mathew
will keep cutting her hair until
there is a cure for cancer.
The Gawler South youngster is cut-
ting her locks off tomorrow to be made
into wigs as part of the Pantene Beauti-
ful Lengths promotion.
Zoe decided to cut her hair after
reading about local hairdressers donat-
ing their time to cut hair for wigs for
"I couldn't believe that my beautiful
hair, that I constantly complain about
having knots in and needing to brush
in a hurry each morning, could make
someone who was bald with cancer
smile," she said.
The Trinity College Gawler student
also surpassed her fundraising target of
$100, collecting around $720 for chil-
dren living with parents with mental
illness "so that they can have a break to
act like kids this Christmas".
She has collection tins for the cause
at the Gawler Medical Centre and at
FAMILIES here in Gawler and all around the
country have jumped in the pool this week to
learn about swim safety.
More than 300 Swim Australia registered swim
schools are participating in SwimSAFER Week,
which educates families on the importance of learn-
ing to swim, and the need for an emergency action
plan, especially CPR, in the event of a water-related
Evanston Park's STARplex Swim School is hold-
ing lessons throughout the week as part of the ini-
Swim instructor Kelly Lange said she encourages
families to attend, to help children and parents pre-
pare if a water accident should occur.
"Children from as young as four months can learn
what to do if they find themselves in a potentially
dangerous situation in the water," she said.
"You can't always stop an accident from happen-
ing, so we'll be teaching CPR and how to create an
emergency action plan for your family."
Lastyear, water-related deathsin children under the
age of five increased 48 per cent, while the number of
overall fatalities rose five per cent, to 291.
Thirty-one young lives were lost last year in pools,
dams and bathtubs.
Sixty-one per cent of the deaths were in swim-
ming pools and in half the cases, children accessed
an unfenced pool or got into the pool area by a
faulty or propped open gate.
-- Ellouise Crawford
Teaming up for
Hitting runs and cutting their hair
Eliza Gibson, 3, pictured with instructors Dodie Woods (left) and Sally Barnett, learns to swim as part of
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
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Willaston mum Nikki Wilkins with Emily Hodges of Evanston and mum Sharon
Stormer have bene ted from a weekend fundraiser organised by Sue Haldane with
daughter Kimberely Haldane.
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