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Superhero Week
Bear Cottage is encouraging schools, pre-schools, businesses, sporting groups and associations to participate in Superhero Week from 23-29th July. Be a Superhero - for a day, a week or a year! Donate or raise funds for Bear Cottage, so they can continue provide support to families, and respite and end-of-life care for beautiful kids. Get your cape on and become a Bear Cottage Superhero! 

Volunteers Needed
South Pacific Private, Australia’s leading edge Treatment Centre is on a mission to bring hope, health and happiness to troubled people through the treatment of addictions and mental health concerns. The team are currently looking for volunteers with the passion to support us. To find out more and download their application form, visit

Beeswax Wraps
If you want to decrease the use of plastic in your home, then beeswax wraps are a great alternative. You can use them in the place of clingwrap to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they're reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear.

B-Line Bus Services
The NSW Government is taking action to deliver transport improvements for theNorthern Beaches to provide more frequent and reliable bus services for commuters travelling between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD. The improvements will include nine new B-Line bus stops, new commuter parking facilities, localised streetscape upgrades and improvements to pedestrian and cycling links.


Coffee Cup Landfill
It's estimated that 500 billion take away coffee cups are produced globally each year – one billion in Australia alone - and if they were placed end to end they'd circumnavigate the globe 1360 times. Planet Ark says that about 60,000 kilograms of plastic waste from coffee cups is directed to landfill each year in Australia, where it can take about 50 years to break down.