Entries by Monique StClair

St John’s Crisis Centre aiming to bring Christmas to everyone

Christmas is almost here, which means St John’s Crisis Centre is in need of donations for their much-loved Christmas food hampers. The Centre, which helps families in crisis, is hoping to put together at least 150 Christmas food and gift hampers to give to those in difficult situations this holiday season. Last Christmas, the Centre […]

Ronald McDonald House Charities is calling on Australians this McHappy Day

McHappy Day is here, and we’re being encouraged to enjoy a Big Mac at any McDonald’s restaurant around the country. All funds raised will go towards the work of Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provide a ‘home away from home’ for the families of seriously ill and injured children while they receive treatment in hospital. […]

Mayor Tom Tate excited for the future of the Yatala Enterprise Area

The Yatala Enterprise Area (YEA) has received another employment boost, with an international company setting up headquarters in the area. More than 150 Gold Coasters have scored work at the modern manufacturing, design and supply facility – ‘ATCO’. The Canadian company is said to be famous for its site offices and demountables, which they supply […]

Blood Donors urged to roll up their sleeves before Melbourne Cup

You wouldn’t immediately think that the Melbourne Cup would cause a drop in blood donations around the country, but that’s exactly what the Australian Red Cross Blood Service are worried about this spring racing season. The race that stops the nation, has also caused regular donors from all over the country to cancel their appointments, […]