Cuddly bears help give seniors comfort
Guardian Funerals Minchinbury donated cuddly bears to nursing homes last week to coincide with Legacy Week.
Cuddly bears and soft toys can provide comfort for elderly residents, and are sometimes used as therapy items to encourage nurturing behaviour.
The fund-raising bears are dressed in the uniforms of Australia's armed forces to remind supporters of Legacy's aim to care for the families of deceased veterans.
Northcott Disability Services will hold a special dinner tonight, September 11, to raise funds for its first camp for the siblings of children with disabilities in the Nepean region.
The Act Out Loud fund-raising dinner, named after Northcott's Act Out Loud Siblings Group, will be held at Entrée Restaurant at TAFE NSW's Western Sydney institute from 6pm.
At Northcott, the focus is not only on supporting children and adults with disabilities, but also the family unit as a whole, including brothers and sisters.
Money from the Act Out Loud dinner will go towards funding Northcott Disability Services' first siblings camp for children in the Nepean region, due to be held on September 24-26 at The Collaroy Centre.
TAFE open day
If you have ever wondered about what you could achieve through TAFE training, then the Mount Druitt campus open day on Friday, September 21, could be for you.
The event will present the training opportunities and services available, with activities and demonstrations to give a taste of TAFE life.
There will be demonstrations from the college's plumbing, welding, sign writing and vehicle painting sections as well as competitions, computer tutorials and hairdressing and beauty therapy sessions.
Visitors can receive free advice on training and employment, including information on how existing skills and experience can count towards TAFE qualifications.
The campus is corner North Parade and Mount Street, Mount Druitt from 10am to 3pm. Details: 9208 6397.
Two Australian motorsport legends are having sections of Sydney Motorsport Park named after them.
The recently completed 4.5-kilometre extended circuit will be known as Brabham Circuit, in honour of three-time world champion Sir Jack Brabham.
Turn five has been named Brock's 05 for the late Peter Brock, and his famous 05 racing number.
Members of the public are also being asked to name sections of the circuit to honour the people, memories and moments of the venue and the sport. Suggestions can be made on the Sydney Motorsport Park Facebook page.