…Making a difference in the lives of others
Volunteer Services in Nepal
For the past seven years we have supported Volunteer Services In Nepal and in particular the Shining Star Children project. We have supported the building of a hospital, the building of an orphanage for 50 children and other VSN projects. This has been a wonderful and rewarding cause to support.
This year we are focusing our support on a local project through Very Special Kids (see below).
If you would like to read more about VSN visit www.vsnprojects.org.
Glen Osmond Farm, Woodend (Very Special Kids)
The Bella Cake Stall was held on Saturday 1st December 2012 in conjunction with the 2012 Christmas in Woodend event.
Beautiful bread, Anzac biscuits, shortbread, jams, marmalade, yoyos, sweet mince pies and more…The cake stall was held in front of the salon from 8am till 1pm. It was a huge success.
Thank you to everyone who took it upon themselves to bake and to man the stall. Also thank you to everybody who purchased the delicious goodies.
We raised $784.10 at the stall, matched by the salon—a total of $1568.20 for our chosen charity, Very Special Kids. Proceeds go to Glen Osmond Farm, Woodend.
Very Special Kids supports Victorian families who are caring for children with life-threatening illnesses. A well-known local couple, Janet and Bernie Hawkins, donated 26 hectares of land to build up to four cottages and a barn. Glen Osmond Farm will enable families to have a break from the constant stress that is so much a part of having a child with a life-threatening condition.
Relay for Life
Relay for life originated in the US in 1985 when Dr Gordy Klatt—a colorectal surgeon—spent a gruelling 24 hours running and walking around a local oval to raise awareness about cancer. Relay for Life events are now held in more than 600 communities across 20 countries. Relay For Life began in Australia in 1999 and is now run in every state and territory and raises over $14 million each year for the fight against cancer.