Entries by Monique StClair

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, […]

‘Dairy Farmers’ milk charging consumers extra to support farmers

From today, Gold Coasters who purchase ‘Dairy Farmers’ or ‘Pura’ brand white milk will be helping to support drought-affected farmers in Australia. Lion Dairy & Drinks are temporarily adding 10 cents per litre to the wholesale price of one, two and three litre bottles sold through participating retailers. Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative (DFMC) is a […]

Paint your fingernail this October to highlight violence against children

GOLD COAST residents are being encouraged to pain one fingernail blue throughout the month of October to highlight the issue of violence against children. The Polished Man campaign symbolises the one child who dies across the globe every five minutes as a result of violence. Co-founder of the campaign, Kylie Wallace, said they’re also aiming […]