Christmas cheer hits coast for Carols at Scarborough

PUBLISHED IN THE STIRLING TIMES | 10TH DECEMBER 2018 | WRITTEN BY LAURA POND

Christmas songs will fill the seaside air when Carols at Scarborough returns on December 16. The Scarborough Beach Association event will be the first carols at the redeveloped Scarborough Beach foreshore. Children’s activities will include face painting and bubble-ology from 5pm, and a live show by Whiskey and Boots at 6pm. Another first will be a 12-foot Christmas tree, with attendees encouraged to bring a gift to place underneath that will be distributed to local disadvantaged families and people experiencing homelessness.

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Caversham couple raises awareness for Muscular Dystrophy WA

PUBLISHED IN THE EASTERN REPORTER | 5TH SEPTEMBER 2018 | WRITTEN BY KRISTIE LIM

A Caversham couple is raising funds towards Muscular Dystrophy WA (MDWA), in a bid give their son and other kids diagnosed with the disease a chance to fulfil their dreams. The not-for-profit organisation provides personal support, advice, services and advocacy to families. Muscular dystrophy refers a group of disorders that involve a progressive loss of muscle mass and consequent loss of strength. Brita and Zy Phillips raised more than $7000 for the organisation, as part of the Dwellingup 100 Mountain Bike Race last month.

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Mum takes up Dwellingup challenge to fight MD

PUBLISHED IN THE SOUTH WESTERN TIMES | 2ND AUGUST 2018 | WRITTEN BY MICHAEL PHILIPPS

Bunbury mother-of-two Carly Collins is aiming to raise awareness and money for Muscular Dystrophy WA when she competes in the Dwellingup WA 100 MTB Classic this month. Mrs Collins, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy eight years ago, will ride the 14km path of the Classic. “This is our third year and last year I beat my time by 10 minutes but my goal every year has just been to finish it,” she said. “We are planning for my 11-year-old son to also compete with me this year. “It still takes us an hour and a half even though it is only 14km. “It is a really fun track but I am always really tired afterwards.”

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Big truffle helps Muscular Dystrophy cause

PUBLISHED IN THE MANJIMUP-BRIDGETOWN TIMES | 4TH JULY 2018 | WRITTEN BY SHANNON BOCHENEK

A 480g Southern Forests truffle raised $3500 towards Muscular Dystrophy last week when it was auctioned at the Truffles for Muscles event. Sourced from Manjimup Truffles, the delicacy was sold to Lesley Murphy who is a former board and staff member of event organisers Muscular Dystrophy WA. The event this year raised a total of $171,625 towards helping those affected by the disease and chief executive officer Hayley Lethlean said the unique and luxurious item had made the event possible.

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Bushmead couple to run in memory of son and to raise funds for MDWA

PUBLISHED IN THE HILLS GAZETTE | 25TH MAY 2018 | WRITTEN BY LAUREN PILAT

Bushmead couple Maddy Long and Mark Cusworth are taking part in Run for a Reason this Sunday to commemorate the life of their late son Koen, just days after what would have been his first birthday. Koen was born on May 25 2017 with myotubular myopathy, a rare genetic neuromuscular condition affecting one in 50,000 – generally males – that neither of his parents carried.

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