Tuesday 28th June 2022

Inspirational CEO raises over $250,000 during Vinnies CEO Sleepout

LEADING Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Chris Christofi has achieved his ambitious record-breaking goal to raise $250,000 for people experiencing homelessness following the Vinnies CEO Sleepout which took place at the Port Melbourne Timber Yard last night, 23 June. Mr Christofi,…

Charities in the spotlight

Good Friday Appeal: Dig deep for the kids

ISLA is one of the “Little Ambassadors” for the 2022 Good Friday Appeal. The eight-year-old is in remission after spending half her life in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Isla’s parents knew something was wrong…

Deserving families receive greater access to books

ONE in five Australian children are not meeting the international benchmark for reading, the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) has revealed. To combat this concerning statistic, BIG W, one of Australia’s most loved brands…

Making mental health impossible to ignore

TALKING about mental and emotional well-being can be confronting. These conversations are often avoided in the workplace, especially in the blue-collar industry. Tradies Ed Ross and Dan Allen are turning this invisible and debilitating issue…

Sikh Volunteers Australia inspired by community gratitude

THE Premier’s Award for Community Harmony at the 2021 Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence, was awarded to Sikh Volunteers Australia (SVA) for the significant impact they have made during the bushfires and pandemic. The Award…

Health advocates

FightMND: Beanie on to play on

Every day, two Australians are diagnosed with MND and two die from the disease. Big Freeze 8 returns to the MCG today, Monday, 13 June where the iconic sporting ground will once again become a sea of blue, all in the name of Fight MND. The league’s eighth annual ‘Big…

Environmental defenders

Opinions from changemakers

Women’s opinions matter

I HAD no idea and was horrified that a 10-year-old Australian child could go to jail. In July this year, I wrote my first opinion piece for the Advocate. It…

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