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Umina resident shaves her head

A Umina resident shaved her head on July 6 to raise funds for charity. Ms Carolyn Glover shaved her head to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation through the World’s Greatest Shave fundraiser. Ms Glover…

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Defibrillators installed in supermarkets

Automated external defibrillators have been recently been installed in supermarkets on the Peninsula. This devices are designed to be usable by anyone in the sudden event of a cardiac arrest, with the device providing voice…


Hospital staff nominated for awards

Several staff members at a Woy Woy hospital have been nominated for health care awards. Brisbane Waters Private Hospital’s Ms Kerry Howie, Ms Sue Taylor, Ms Petrina Waddell, Ms Paula Denning, Ms Janelle Hall, Ms…


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Rotary may start dementia-friendly cafe

The Rotary Club of Woy Woy is investigating starting a “dementia-friendly” cafe in Umina. It would be based the D-Cafe program offered at the Waitara PCYC with assistance from the Rotary Club of Turramurra. Woy…


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Puppet show raises cancer issues

The Camp Quality Puppet Show will visit Umina Beach Public School today (June 24). The free puppet show is coordinated by children’s charity Camp Quality. The puppet show has been active since 1988 and raises…


Dementia carer finds computer literacy liberating

Dementia carer Ms Mandy Calderon of Umina has described becoming computer literate as liberating and instilling a new professional confidence in her. Ms Calderon is in the final stretch of a TAFE Certificate I in…


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Physiotherapist is outstanding employee finalist

A local physiotherapist has been named a finalist in the Gosford-Erina Coastal Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Awards. Mr Mitch Marson was announced as a finalist in the Outstanding Young Employee category on June 5….


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Memory walk for dementia body

A Umina aged care facility will hold a Memory Walk to raise funds for Dementia Australia on Wednesday, August 7. “Staff and residents from Peninsula Villages will be walking along the Ettalong foreshore in support…


Fundraising barbecue

Members of the Woy Woy Rotary Club held a fundraising barbecue for the Children’s Tumour Foundation Australia on May 30. “We loved running the barbecue for Children’s Tumour Foundation Australia,” said club president Mr Russel…


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Defibrillators for Wagstaffe and Killcare

The Wagstaffe-Killcare Community Association has secured automated external defibrillators for community hubs in Wagstaffe and Killcare. “We have been working for some months to purchase and place defibrillators in a number of publicly accessible locations…