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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 27th 2009
4 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 28, 2009 MB NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Canada Bay opens heart to Salvos The Pavilion Cafe's Nicole Cummins who donated the contents of the wishing well to the Red Shield Appeal, with Drummoyne Scouts, Lance Brookes and Salvos Dean Clutterbuck and Jon Belmont. Picture: DANNY AARONS THE Canada Bay community is one of the most generous in Sydney, raising close to $100,000 for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal last Sunday. Organised by charity Communities for Communities, the local effort included about 15 organisations such as the Rotary clubs of Five Dock, Concord, Haberfield and Drummoyne. Local schools, Drummoyne Swimming Club and Drummoyne Water Polo Club pitched in to help and Drummoyne Scouts went to sporting venues on the day to pass the buckets around. In all, 285 people volunteered. The youngest collector was just 3 years old and the eldest was 86 years old. Many started at 6.45am and stayed late to count the money in the Senior Citizens' Centre in Lyons Rd. One generous person gave $25,000 but wants to remain anonymous. The owners of the Pavilion Cafe at Abbotsford contributed $640 by emptying their wishing well fountain for the cause. ''We have $96,000 and are pushing to reach $100,000 to become the biggest contributors in Sydney. We hope to beat Mosman,'' Communities for Communities president Lance Brooks said. Donations close at the end of June. Phone Lance Brooks on 0407 223 939 to donate and receive a receipt. Across Sydney, people gave just over $2.2 million to door knockers on the weekend, a 16 per cent increase on last year. The national total was also up by 3.4 percent to $6.3 million. The Salvos hope to reach the national target of $9 million when mail donations are received. Appeal director Major Gary Masters thanked all Australians who contributed so generously. Fate unclear after attack SHIREEN KHALIL The dogs await their fate in Blacktown pound. Pictures: ISABELLA LETTINI A 56-YEAR-OLD man was hospi- talised after two dogs attacked him in Lidcombe last Wednesday. Shortly before noon, the man was walking along Joseph St, Lidcombe, when he was set upon by two dogs from a nearby house. The man suffered severe injur- ies to his face and arms in the incident and was assisted at the scene by residents before being taken by ambulance to Westmead Hospital for emergency treatment. It is understood the victim will need plastic surgery. Flemington police and Auburn Council rangers attended the scene. The dogs were captured and taken to Blacktown Pound where a decision on their fate was due to be reached on Tuesday. The white dog has been de- scribed as a rottweiler-shepherd cross and the black dog as a staffy- cattle cross. Auburn Council has taken steps to place the two dogs on the dangerous list. ''This will mean that the council can make sure that the owner complies with the dangerous dogs legislation,'' a council spokes- woman said. She said the council asked the owner to surrender the dogs, so they could be put down as soon as possible. ''The most recent update is that the owner is surrendering the black dog, but is undecided about the white dog,'' she said. Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra Advertisement Stimulus plan Tax bonus payments Where is my payment? If you have not received your tax bonus payment check the details in this advertisement. If you're still not sure why you haven't been paid contact us or visit the tax bonus website, details below. Have you lodged your 2007--08 tax return? To be eligible for the tax bonus payment you must lodge your return by 30 June 2009, unless we have granted you a deferral. 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