11 January 2017

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Mums raise funds for sick child

Free ride: Five couples will be transported to Mornington Racecourse in this classic bus as part of this year’s RACV Great Australian Rally.

Rally puts history on wheels HISTORY will be back on the road next month (Sunday 5 February) as more than 1000 classic cars make their way to Mornington in the RACV Great Australian Rally. Cars will leave for Mornington from Hastings and Brighton. The cars will be on public display at Mornington racecourse from 10am Sunday 5 February as the centrepiece of the day’s attractions which include children’s activities, food and market stalls and a display of historic, classic and exotic vehicles.. The origins of the rally go back to 1992 and the first Great Australian Rally started from Melbourne and

finished at Cape Schanck. Over the years the event has evolved into one of the largest classic vehicle events in Australia. The RACV took over sponsorship of the rally in 1999, and in 2001 Mornington Racecourse was chosen by the organising committee of the All British Classics Car Club as the finishing location for the public display of participating vehicles. This year’s rally will see the inaugural Brighton to Mornington Rally, with vehicles leaving Park St, Brighton, at 9am for the trip to Mornington where they will be join the public display. The veteran cars will be followed by

the classic Ventura bus carrying five couples who will be given VIP status at the rally, including a tour of the display, plus lunch and drinks in the racecourse dining room. For a chance to win a ride on the bus send your name and email address to colin@abccc.com.au. Winners will be notified by 1 February. Mornington Racecourse will open to the public from 10am to 4pm. Food and wine will be available, along with other attractions. Adults $10; children under 14 are free. Entry fees are donated to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for cancer research. Details at greataustralianrally.com.au online.

TWO Carrum mums have launched a fund-raising campaign for a sixyear-old girl with brain cancer so her family can take her to Sydney for a clinical trial which may prolong her life. Louise Childs and Brooke Baxter, who heard of the family’s plight only months ago, started a ‘gofundme’ campaign with a $10,000 target to allow the youngster to access 12 weeks of specialised treatment in Sydney this month. In August, the grade one student was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a fastgrowing cancerous brain tumour that causes deterioration of basic daily functions such as eating, walking and speaking. While all available treatment options, including radiation therapy, have been exhausted, the family has a chance to prolong their daughter’s life with a trial that delivers chemotherapy directly into the brain stem.

Ms Childs said she and Ms Baxter are hoping to raise enough money by the end of January to support the family - who wish to remain anonymous for the protection of their daughter to access the trial, as well as to enjoy the time they have left together with her. So far, just over $7000 has been donated, but there is still a little way to go for the family to access the treatment by the end of January. DIPG, or Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma, is a tumour that occurs in the brainstem and commonly affects children aged 5–9. It offers no prospect of survival. The women have also organised a fundraising event at the Carrum Bowls Club on Friday 3 February, 5-9pm. All profits will go towards assisting the family. The campaign can be found at gofundme.com/carrum-family-needshelp online.

World music festival spectacular KINGSTON’S 17th annual Globe to Globe World Music Festival on Australia Day will feature talented performers, free workshops, children’s entertainment and a spectacular fireworks finale. The festival will be hosted by Kingston Council at Namatjira Park in Springs Rd, Clayton South on Thursday 26 January, 11am-10pm where talented musicians will showcase the best in world music over three stages. Travel the world through song with headline performers Bustamento and their Caribbean groove, indigenous musician Gawurra and French gypsy swing virtuosos La Mauvaise Reputation.

A wide range of community groups – including hip-hop, Bollywood and Chinese Drum dancers – will take to the stage to entertain the crowds followed by local and international performers. Children will also be entertained with free activities including face painting, balloon sculpture, hair colouring and the WOZ Music Australian Animals theatre Show. The event will end with a firework spectacular at 10pm. Entry is $2 for adults, $5 for families. See kingston.vic.gov.au/globe or call 1300 653 356 for more details.

SILVERS CIRCUS IS HEADING TO A LOCATION NEAR YOU Established in 1976, Silvers Circus provides world class family entertainment and fun. Silvers Circus is a household name in Australia and after almost forty years on the road has evolved into one of the top 10 circuses of the world. Silvers maintains all the sparkle, glamour and death defying acts expected of Australia’s premier circus, dedicated to constant innovation and modernisation with extraordinary artists continually arriving from all parts of the world. Silvers circus presents a line-up of stunning international artists, Las Vegas style illusions and captivating production techniques. Silvers Circus continues to provide jaw dropping entertainment for the whole family and is coming to a location near you this summer.

The two hour action packed show, featuring Ringmaster and Master of Illusion, Simon Tait includes the wheel of steel, juggling, and the globe of death, hoola hoops, clowns, the roman rings, and an illusionist. With many more world class acts, Silvers Circus is guaranteed to tap into the nostalgia we all hold for a unique circus experience. So Welcome to our world of spectacular family entertainment. There is no other circus like Silvers Circus. Silvers Circus will be at Rosebud – The Village Green, from Monday Jan 2 – 15, and Mornington – Bata Grounds from Wednesday Jan 18 – Sunday Feb 5. For all show details visit www.silverscircus.com.au

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11 January 2017


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