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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 9 2008
18 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, July 10, 2008 NEWS BRIEFLY Dementia funding HABERFIELD'S Ella Community Centre will receive an extra $12,000 from the State Government for a program for younger people with early onset dementia in 2008-09. The centre provides a range of vital services to people with early onset dementia, such as a recreational program for a few hours each Thursday as well as respite. Free diabetes testing TYPE 2 diabetes is generally considered a lifestyle disease, but researchers are increasingly discovering that it has a familial link. Visit diabetesinfamilies.com.au for details. Day and Night Chemist Ashfield, 1 Hercules St, Ashfield, is running free diabetes testing during Diabetes Week (July 13 to 19) from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. No appointment needed. Phone 9797 8589. Tiger helps raise funds THE loss of Jane McGrath to breast cancer has inspired Wests Tigers captain Brett Hodgson to help raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. Hodgson is auctioning off his XBlades boots worn in the game against the Warriors at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday, June 29, with proceeds going to the McGrath Foundation to help raise further awareness of breast cancer. Hodgson will sign the boots, which feature pink shoelaces to raise awareness of the disease. The eBay auction has attracted bids at more than $600. Drop us a line ARE you going to Beijing? The Inner-West Weekly would love to hear from anyone heading to the Olympics. If you or someone you know is going, email firstname.lastname@example.org Greenthumbs needed GARDEN Care needs extra volunteers to help make the gardens of the elderly easier to care for so they can stay living in their own homes. All volunteers with Garden Care receive free training and all travel costs are reimbursed. Volunteers can offer as many or as few hours as they like, but weekdays are in demand. Phone 9750 9344. Park upgrade CROYDON'S Wangal Park will soon have a brand new basketball, tennis and football field. Work on the park's new sporting site began early in the year and a Burwood Council spokesman said all three sporting fields were expected to be completed by mid-August. Topsoil had been laid and turf would be put down within weeks. Construction of the two hard surface courts would then begin. To find out more visit www.childcarerebate.gov.au or call the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50. Important changes to the Child Care Tax Rebate that you need to know Are you using or thinking of using child care? Advertisement Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra. From 1 July 2008 the Australian Government will increase the Child Care Tax Rebate payment to families from 30% to 50% to help meet their out-of-pocket child care costs. The Child Care Tax Rebate is a payment for parents or guardians who are working, studying or training. The Child Care Tax Rebate is not income tested. Families can now receive up to $7500 a year for each child in approved care. The Child Care Tax Rebate will be paid quarterly or as an annual lump sum payment. CCTR8/9 Register your business now at www.truelocalbusinessawards.com.au Nominations open next week Do you think you are the best in business? Nominations for the Inner West Weekly 2008 True Local Business Awards launches next week.
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