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Donation to help the hungry

Donation to help the hungry

Published in the Bendigo Advertiser, written by Emma D’Agostino  One hundred or more people in our community are forced to sleep rough, according to Haven; Home, Safe. A donation of 1100 cans of soup by Jenny’s Early Learning Centres in Bendigo will help provide a warm, nourishing meal to those in need. “All of us wanted

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Building On Art Skills

Building On Art Skills

Publication: Bendigo Weekly The Bendigo Hospital Project has been busy with extra works of a different kind this month.  That’s because project consortium Exemplar Health has encouraged the children at Jenny’s Early Learning Centre to don their smocks and enjoy the process of art-making. It’s all been part of an art auction event held this week,

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Quality Outcome

Quality Outcome

Publication: Bendigo Hospital Project Childcare nearby is doing ‘exceedingly’ well according to a recent report. Early in its second year of operation, Jenny’s Early Learning Centre (JELC) as part of the Bendigo Hospital Project has been awarded an overall rating of ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ by the Department of Education and Training. The centre is

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Jingle All the Way to Carols in Bendigo

Jingle All the Way to Carols in Bendigo

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser It’s time to dust off the Christmas hats and ready the vocal cords as the Christmas carol season begins in earnest this weekend. Heathcote will get the ball rolling on Saturday night, with their carols at Barrack Reserve starting at 7pm and finishing at 9.30pm. Riley and Paige, 3, at Jenny’s Early Learning Centre

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Sustainability Awards Open

Sustainability Awards Open

Applications for the 2016 Bendigo Sustainability Group Sustainability Awards have now opened and community groups, business and individuals are encouraged to nominate before the closing date 5pm Friday February 26, 2016. The biennial awards are a community event designed to celebrate businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals in our community that are innovating and making

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Bendigo a Top 10 Family Friendly City

Bendigo a Top 10 Family Friendly City

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Author: Erin Handley Bendigo has been named in the top 10 places in Australia to raise children, according to a new family friendly index. Suncorp Bank’s annual Family Friendly City Index found Bendigo one of the best places to raise a young family. Bendigo sat at number eight on the list – inching ahead of

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Kids art to be auctioned May 13

Kids art to be auctioned May 13

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Author: Chris Pedler SOME young artists have put their talent on show in an artistic initiative. Children from Jenny’s Early Learning Centre visited the Schaller Studio to try and interpret some eye-catching work. On Monday, artist Mark Schaller, director of the Bendigo Health Foundation Jane Anderson and Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen

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Cancer Scare Motivates Fundraising

Cancer Scare Motivates Fundraising

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Author: Jason Wallis FOR Jennifer Curry the importance of cancer research is only too real. Not only did her partner Gavin Tate suffer from non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a child, but she herself is recovering from recent surgery to treat a brain tumor. “For two years I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and

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New Child Care Centre Opens on Bendigo Health Site

New Child Care Centre Opens on Bendigo Health Site

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Author: Andi Yu BENDIGO Health staff now have access to on-site childcare after a new centre opened on the Bendigo Health campus on Wednesday. State minister for Children and Early Childhood Development, Wendy Lovell, officially opened the centre with the help of a small group of children. Jenny’s Early Learning Centre is

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Bendigo sporting teams needed for Bendigo Bank Fun Run

Bendigo sporting teams needed for Bendigo Bank Fun Run

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser SPORTING teams, emergency services, schools and businesses will compete for special cups at the Bendigo Bank Fun Run on November 2. Fun Run co-ordinator Kiri Earl said the Sports Club Cup would be awarded to the club with the biggest team entry. Golden Square Cricket Club, Kutanya Netball Club, Bendigo University Athletics Club and Bendigo Fighting Miners

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Mitch achieves $25,000 goal

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Authors: Maddie Wines, Blair Thomson and Wendy Williams UPDATE 8.30PM: MITCHELL Bourke has more than met his target. His mum, Mychelle Bourke said the money is still coming in and they expect the overall total to hit $26,000. The money gives the green light to an autism resource centre in Bendigo. The event

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Hero Mitch to Hit His Target

Hero Mitch to Hit His Target

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Author: Wendy Williams THE whole community is rallying behind “hero” Mitchell Bourke ahead of his Autie Walk this Sunday. Mitchell, 12, who has autism and schizotypal disorder, will walk nearly 20 kilometres to raise money for an autism resource centre. All of the children from the three Jenny’s Early Learning Centres across

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Bendigo Gold’s Fun New Role

Bendigo Gold’s Fun New Role

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Author: Adam Bourke THE Bendigo Gold is looking for a new recruit. This time it’s not a ruckman, a centre half-forward or a star midfielder – it’s an acting role. The Gold have a new mascot, which is yet to be named, and they want someone with energy and fun to fill

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Community Pantry Full of Food

Community Pantry Full of Food

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Author: Kristen Alebakis PARENTS and staff from Jenny’s Early Learning Centre have donated food items to the Hilltop Café Community Meal initiative. The program, run in partnership with the Salvation Army and the Bendigo Baptist and Connect churches, offers Bendigonians a free weekly lunch. Community Meal coordinator Deborah Gates welcomed the donation.

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Sponsors lift Gold’s hopes

Publication: Bendigo Advertiser Author: Travis King THE Bendigo Gold has announced two more sponsors as the club’s D-Day fast approaches. The Gold has signed Jenny’s Early Learning Centres in a bid to improve its product for children and Bendigo Coachlines, which will transport players and staff to and from matches. JELC will assist the Gold

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