Spring clean your wardrobe during Op-Shop Week

Spring clean your wardrobe during Op-Shop Week

Tweet The Werribee community is invited to get involved with this week’s National Op-Shop Week and recognise the vital role that charity op shops play in Australia. National Op-Shop Week is a joint initiative of DoSomething! and the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations (NACRO) and their goal for the week is to help boost the stocks and sales of quality clothing in op shops and ultimately help charities raise more funds. With spring just around the corner, this week serves as the perfect time to spring clean your...

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Are you helping to keep Werribee beautiful?

Are you helping to keep Werribee beautiful?

Tweet Next week is Keep Australia Beautiful Week and everyone in Werribee is being urged to take a look at their day-to-day lives and ask themselves what can be done to help reduce litter and household waste and help save our environment. Did you know that Australians are one of the highest producers of waste in the world per capita, and every Australian throws away on average over one tonne of waste each year? This is a shocking amount for a country with only a small population. Most of this waste ends up in our landfills even though a lot of...

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Are you reading for this year’s MS Readathon?

Are you reading for this year’s MS Readathon?

Tweet This year the MS Readathon celebrates 35 years of inspiring children in Werribee and the rest of the country to read for a great cause. The MS Readathon isn’t just for kids though; the event encourages people of all ages to read as much as possible during the month of August to help make a difference to the lives of people living with multiple sclerosis. Funds raised go directly towards providing vital support services for people living with MS. If you think it’s a bit late in the month to get involved in the Readathon, don’t...

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What will Australians spend their tax returns on this year?

What will Australians spend their tax returns on this year?

Tweet It’s tax time again and while most of us dread having to fill in our tax forms, it’s always a nice bonus if we get a tax refund at the end. According to a survey by Homeloans.com.au, more than 64% of Australians are expecting to receive a tax return this year. So what will most people be spending their tax returns on? While a lot of us will be dreaming about holidays and shopping sprees, it looks like the vast majority of Australians will be spending their money on more sensible things. The survey showed that 33% of respondents plan...

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Are you placing the wrong items in your green-waste bins?

Are you placing the wrong items in your green-waste bins?

Tweet Do you know what items can be placed into your green-waste bin? If you don’t, then you’re not the only one, with a recent audit revealing that a lot of households in Wyndham aren’t using their green-waste bins correctly. The bins are intended for the disposal of garden waste such as leaves, lawn clippings, grass and non-noxious weeds. However some of the items that have been found in bins that shouldn’t be in there include things such as general waste, recyclables, timber, plastic bags and pot plants. If the wrong items are...

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Will you be wearing your jeans this Friday?

Will you be wearing your jeans this Friday?

Tweet Werribee residents might notice a lot of denim around town this Friday, as people pull out their jeans to help raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy and a range of genetic disorders. That’s right, Jeans for Genes Day is back again and that means that workplaces, schools and community groups are being encouraged to forgo their regular attire and don their favourite denim to help scientists at the Children’s Medical Research Institute discover treatments and cures that will allow...

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