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Five Dock gets a Health Kick

Saltuary in Five Dock opened a mini health store last week, which stocks items a bit harder to find around the Inner West. The store will sell supplements, environmentally friendly cleaning products, organic food and hand-made gifts.

They will also stock sustainably sourced and ethically fished seafood including salmon, mackerel and sardines.

Tiina Hogg, Director of Saltuary, said that she decided to open the store as her customers often complained of not being able to find the health items they were looking for locally.

Beach Party

Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre threw a huge ‘Beach Party’ last week to raise funds for local resident, Oumani Browne, who has been battling fourth stage cancer for three years.

The party, held at Balmain Town Hall, raised over $10,000 to cover Oumani’s hospital bills and living expenses.

Lisa Smajlov, a friend of Oumani’s and one of the organisers of the party said the funds are crucial to ensuring Oumani receive effective treatment.

“The main thrust of the funds is to cover medical costs which are $2000 per cycle as they are not on the PBS,” she said.

As a single mother, Oumani is also concerned about her son’s future after losing his father only a few years ago.

Lisa Smajlov passed on her thanks to Leichhardt Council, Cobden & Hayson Real Estate, About Life and all the volunteers, performers and donators who made a beach party in Balmain possible.

You can contrivute to Team Mani’s campaign by taking place in their online, silent auction at: www.32auctions.com/balmainbeachparty

Flying solar

The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (including Marrickville, Leichhardt and Canada Bay Councils) is launching a new website on April 17th, which will assist residents switching to renewable energies.

The Our Solar Future project addresses the uncertainty surrounding the costs of solar energy. Mayor Porteous says the chosen suppliers of the project have been through a rigorous tender process ensuring cost-effective practice.

  • You can find out more at www.oursolarfuture.nsw.gov.au