Local heroes

Giving kids a great start

Children’s worker Steve Heron.

BEELIAR resident Steve Heron’s first thought when he found out he was a finalist in the Local Hero category of WA’s Australian of the Year awards probably sums up why he was nominated in the first place. more »

Students push beds for a good cause

Second-year medical students Kate Nuthall, Eamon

THERE was a strange sight in Fremantle on Sunday as hospital beds made their way down populated areas. more »

Firm support vital for cancer cause

Melissa Del Popolo, whose mother, grandmother, aunt all suffered from breast cancer, and who is fighting the disease herself, says it is never too early to go to the doctors if you suspect something is wrong. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au   d401575

EAST Fremantle’s Melissa Del Popolo has had more experience dealing with breast cancer than most. more »

Nathan’s spirit rises above his disability

Nathan Hughes, who has cerebral palsy, is undaunted in his quest to better his 2012 Run for a Reason result.

DESPITE spending most of his life in a wheelchair, a competitive spark burns deep within Nathan Hughes. The Success resident has grown up with cerebral palsy, but the disability has not come close to halting his attempt to topple his 2012 HBF Run fo more »

Mum’s giving legacy lives on

Rebecca Goncalves (right) with Claire Horton, of Samson, and Joan Allen, of Canning Vale. Picture: Martin Kennealey  www.communitypix.com.au d400650

A BAND of Cockburn friends will come together on May 30 for an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for the Cancer Council at the Spearwood Primary School hall. more »

Service to remember Coral Base fighters

Arthur Stanton (vice president Cockburn RSL), Brian MacDonald (Atwell) and Lawrie Scott (secretary of  Cockburn RSL) at the memorial. Picture: Martin Kennealey    d400670

A COMMEMORATIVE service remembering the 250 servicemen and women who fought during the Battle of Fire Support Base Coral in Vietnam was held at the Cockburn RSL last Saturday. more »

50,000 Aussies sign to end world poverty

Sandi McGhie recently got back from the road trip to conquer poverty. Picture: Matthew Poon www.communitypix.com.au   d399995

ON an early morning, 1000 young people keen to make a difference departed capital cities around Australia on a road trip to Sydney. more »

Heritage award to passionatebunch

Historical Society of Cockburn volunteers Diane Stewart, Alex Campbell, Patricia Howlett, Maureen Fisher Sim, Helen Greer, Sue Baker, Milly Campbell and Bob Pallett.

THE Historical Society of Cockburn has been crowned winner of a 2013 Western Australian Heritage Award. more »

Grant bolsters battle for building positives

Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation grant recipient and Join the Revolution founder Jessica Smith .

FORMER Paralympian Jessica Smith wants you to “Join the Revolution”. more »

Rick in line for top gong

Rick Parish... his team raised $1.5m. Picture: Matt Jelonek d367849

NOBODY knows the power of determination and perseverance more than East Fremantle’s Rick Parish. more »

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