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Community comes together through crisis to support rough sleepers

By ALLISON HORE The extreme weather hitting NSW has led to severe damage, flooding and disruptions across Sydney this weekend. But two Newtown businesses have come together to make the best of the bad situation and help out those in need. Heavy rainfall on Friday caused “catastrophic electrical failure” at Lloyd’s IGA in Newtown, meaning […]

The Big Issue with Covid-19

By JOHN MOYLE Even in the pre-Covid hustle and bustle of city life, the one sight that was welcomed and we always had time for was our local The Big Issue vendor. Along with much of our city life, The Big Issue retailer has been missing from the landscape for around three months as more […]

Bushfires: new battle over aid allocation

By AUSTIN NORMAN Millions of dollars in bushfire donations from across the world are being handcuffed by the fine print. In January 2020, Australian comedian Celeste Barber’s bushfire charity fundraiser Facebook event surpassed $50 million dollars in donations, making it the largest ever fundraiser organised via Facebook. However, that money, originally intended for the Trustee […]

Kids & Kittens

These school holidays the Cat Protection Society will be opening their doors and allowing kids to interact with some very cute kittens and cats. If you’re hunting for free school holiday entertainment, look no further. “Kids love animals, so we thought that we would help out families this school holidays by opening our doors and […]

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Stadium Stomp

Typically when you head to the Sydney Cricket Ground you’d be sitting in your seat watching the athletes out on the field exert themselves. This weekend though Sydnysiders have been given the challenge to stomp their way up, down and around the stadium during the 6,700 stair challenge known as Stadium Stomp! Stadium Stomp Marketing […]

The Big Christmas Feed

This weekend a group of local Sydney businesses will come together to help spread some Christmas cheer to 200 homeless men and women. To get things started Little Marionette and Tippity Tea will be onsite serving fresh barista coffee and tea, while Chargrill Charlies, Messina, Oregano Bakery, Seagrass Hospitality Group and Top Juice feed roaming […]

Outrun Cancer

For those who believe no pain is no gain the 5th Annual Corporate Treadmill Marathon is retuning in 2017 to raise money for the Cancer Council NSW’s cancer prevention work, also known as the Outrun Cancer marathon. Outrun Cancer started in 2012 in one gym in Sydney’s CBD and in a period of five years has […]

Leichhardt locals driving cancer awareness

by Samantha Jonscher   From May 31 to June 6, two Leichhardt residents and brothers-in-law are set to cross the outback in a beat-up 2002 Ford Falcon to raise money for the Cancer Council. Matt Pitt and Phil Oye will join 250 other teams in the fifth annual Shitbox Rally, an event that sees fundraisers […]

Pedalling for the greater good

Lycra-clad cyclists are cranking up their gears as they prepare for the Variety Cycle from Sydney to Uluru. Setting off from Pyrmont Bay Park on Sunday March 22, the cycle will raise money for Variety, a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. The route is […]