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Marathon efforts for a good cause

Most people wear sports gear when they take their place in a half marathon – but not Sebastien Wattelet. He will dress in drag when...

Tee off for Matty

A freak accident in the first game of the 2015 rugby season changed Maciu Vosa’s life forever. Matty, as he is affectionately known, broke his...

Clock’s ticking on fete for all

The countdown is on for the Burnside Retirement Village annual fete and Gordon Douglas is keeping a sharp eye on the clock. Mr Douglas, who...

Living below the line to tackle poverty

When Catherine Baud lives on under $2 a day next week, her thoughts will be with the millions of people around the globe living...

Bacchus Marsh teacher set to lose her hair

Hayley Trask will bid her long locks farewell at the end of this week. The 23-year-old Bacchus Marsh Grammar teacher is taking part in this...

Eyes down and boogie

It’s disco bingo time at Werribee Support and Housing (WSH) … in a bid to raise cash for Wyndham’s most vulnerable children. Margaret Bateman wanted...

Remembering Ajay to save lives

Ajay Psaila’s memory lives on and his legacy touches thousands of families. Since his death from a car accident in 2012, annual fundraisers in Ajay’s...

Diggers Rest man gets mo-ving

Laurence Pincini always thought he was an average-sized bloke. But a trip to the doctor earlier this year said otherwise. The 50-year-old was told he...

Leukaemia fundraiser gets Ugly

Bartenders at five Melton and Moorabool pubs were proud to be called “ugly” by patrons in order to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Staff...

Great strides for Big Ben

When Benjamin McLean was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of six weeks his parents couldn’t believe it. “We thought they’d made a mistake,”...

Kurunjang school’s greatest shave

It’s not every day you get to shave your teacher’s bushy beard. But Kurunjang Secondary College students have spent the past month gearing up for...

Women unite to fight cancer

Women around Victoria are getting the girls together to help beat breast and gynaecological cancers this month. Samantha Frazzetto is one of more than 20...

Bacchus Marsh family’s ‘bloody long walk’ for boy

Even if Stacey Stewart had to crawl the last 100 metres, she was determined to finish the 35-kilometre walk she took on in support...

Sam’s girls night in raises $170k in seven years

Samantha Frazzetto’s Girls Night In has been one of Melton’s most effective fundraisers, supporting many women battling cancer during the past seven years. It’s an...

Raising funds for an extra shot of freedom

Freedom … what does it mean to you? For one Maddingley woman, it’s being in the middle of the ocean, feeling the sea breeze and...

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Georgies out

Caroline Springs George Cross’ Australia Cup campaign came to an end on Wednesday night. The team was aiming to win through to the national stage...

Criminal age lifted