Red Cross Distinguished Service Awards

By Kendrea Rhodes

The Mount Pleasant Red Cross Branch celebrates its 80th birthday this year and what a way to rejoice with three national awards in the last 12 months. The Red Cross provides humanitarian and impartial support, without discrimination, to anyone in need. In one year the Red Cross delivers over 43,000 meals to people experiencing hardship* and during wartime the Red Cross is a sanctuary for those not taking part in the fighting. Continue reading Red Cross Distinguished Service Awards

Everyone loves a Field Trip

By Kendrea Rhodes

Balhannah is home to an exquisite new boutique born of passion, talent and effort: welcome to Field Trip. On its shelves are small-batch, unique artisan creations of clothing, jewellery and homewares. Not only can you purchase something beautiful, you also become part of a worthwhile movement. This is “slow” craft, driven by deep ethical values and the desire to make a difference. So pack the car for a field trip to Balhannah and be prepared to explore and delight in local handcrafted fusion. Continue reading Everyone loves a Field Trip

‘Grow Free’ is Sprouting Like Weeds

By Kate Willson

Three years ago Andrew Barker had an idea which began to germinate while camping on a farm in Meadows. It has since flourished and blossomed into the movement known as ‘Grow Free,’ uniting communities across Australia and even overseas.

Living in Middleton at the time, Andrew set up the first ‘Grow Free’ food-sharing cart bearing the sign ‘Take What You Need, Give What You Can’ in Goolwa after becoming disillusioned by the poor nutritional quality of food sold in supermarkets. At that stage the cart was only stocked with seedlings he had grown himself in the hope that people would take them home and plant them. Continue reading ‘Grow Free’ is Sprouting Like Weeds

Fair Fun for all the Family

A smorgasbord of entertainment, activities, food and fun will be on offer at the Hills Christian Community School (HCCS) Fun Fair on Saturday, October 29th, 2016. The Fair will be held at the HCCS grounds on Onkaparinga Valley Road in Verdun from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

“A dedicated team of energetic volunteers has been working since March to ensure a truly memorable and enjoyable day”, said school Principal, Chris Riemann. Continue reading Fair Fun for all the Family

Walking All Over Domestic Violence

By Kate Willson – Sunday October 9th marks the day that the Love, Hope and Gratitude Foundation celebrates its inaugural “Butterfly Walk” raising awareness, support and funds for victims of domestic violence.

Founded in 2015 by Adelaide Hills resident Glyn Scott, the Foundation aims to provide shelter, comfort and support for people and their pets requiring a safe haven from abuse, abandonment or hardship. Glynís decision to establish the Foundation comes decades after enduring horrific abuse throughout her own marriage during the 1960’s. Continue reading Walking All Over Domestic Violence

Relay For Life Adelaide Hills

Every day, about 25 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer. To fight for a cancer-free future, the Hills community is getting ready to take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life for the 11th time!

Each Relay is an amazing sight of colour, excitement and passion, as hundreds of people participate by keeping their team’s baton, and symbol of hope, moving around the track for 19 hours.

By taking part, Relay participants celebrate cancer survivorship, remember those lost to the disease and come together to fight-back against cancer. Continue reading Relay For Life Adelaide Hills

42nd Farm Day

Mount Crawford Forest is set to come alive on Sunday, May 15th for this year’s Birdwood Farm Day.

Now in its 42nd year, Birdwood Primary Schoolís Farm Day has long been a tradition for locals and city dwellers alike, with up to 6000 people making the annual trip to the forest to enjoy a family day of country fun. Continue reading 42nd Farm Day

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