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December/January 19


Hi & welcome to our December & January Issue I can hardly believe as I type this note that it’s our last issue for 2018! The year has certainly flown by. This time of year is filled with so much excitement and anticipation plus its also always so while also being very hectic with busy diaries and things to cross off lists. Plus the joy of the new year and well wishes for new beginnings. The magazine this month has some great articles relating to all of the above. With “Tips on Writing to Santa” on page 8, “Giving More Than Toys”on page 20 and then “Bye Bye New Year’s Resolutions”on page 22.

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Hayden’s dad were able to establish themselves as a formal charity able to register children of all ages as volunteers. “The biggest challenge in having children under 16 years of age as volunteers is to be registered as a formal charity with public liability insurance. With the help of pro bono work from the law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler we were able to navigate through those complexities” said Mr Rujak.

Eltham North siblings Hayden and Stephanie Rujak are champions for homeless people, establishing Hayden's Helping Hands in 2015. Hayden became interested in the issue on a family holiday in the US, where he saw the plight of homeless people firsthand. “I sort of got fed up with what I was seeing, I had had enough and I told mum and dad I wanted to do something to help,” said Hayden. Having returned home, Hayden (then 8) and Stephanie (then 6) looked at volunteering with existing charities but were considered too young to register. So not to be deterred they decided to help as they could themselves with weekly visits to the city, until with the help of mum and 6

Hayden, now almost 12 and Stephanie, 9, have been working to help hundreds of people sleeping rough around Melbourne's CBD and under the rail bridges near Enterprize Park in the city. They have worked over almost 4 years delivering bags of food weekly, in addition to hundreds of blankets/scarves/sleeping bags/beanies, and more than 1,500 clothes and toiletry items. They also create opportunities for people experiencing homelessness to interact on a meaningful and mutually beneficial level with the community, particularly young people, via outreaches and BBQ breakfast. This year they will hold the 4th annual Christmas eve BBQ breakfast for rough sleepers in the city. “I think we have made a difference, helping these people and giving them food and stuff so they can survive” said Stephanie. The family has received generous donations from students and families from local schools and Parishes and the wider

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Helping Hands community with nearly 500 followers on Facebook, and Sponsorship from local businesses Hotondo Homes South Morang, Montmorency's Espresso 3094 and Fort Knox Eltham. “Without all this support we would not be able to help as many people”, says Hayden “so we are very grateful”. The charity is now guided by a passionate board of 6 directors and has 20 volunteers, including children, and works not just with rough sleepers but with other charities supporting women fleeing domestic violence and youth struggling to obtain consistent education. They have also helped aboriginal families and children in the NT visiting and handing out children's books and by working with Footy4All to hand out balls and football books. Hayden and Stephanie were fortunate to have won the Pride Of Australia Award in 2016 on the back of two news articles in the local Diamond Valley Leader. They have also been supported in donation collections lead by MP for the state seat of Eltham, Vicki Ward.

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projects using Hayden's Helping Hands volunteer support structure. “I have a goal, to one day see no more homeless people in Melbourne”, Hayden said. Mrs Rujak said she was proud of her children's efforts and grateful to the community for supporting them, and hopes that one day with enough awareness no one will need to sleep rough. If you would like to contribute or become a volunteer go to haydenshelpinghands.org, email haydenshelpinghands@gmail.com or go to facebook.com/HaydensHelper

Hayden and Stephanie also raise awareness of the needs of the homeless via visiting local kindergartens and schools, to talk and answer questions. This has created a ripple effect among the young people in the local community, through greater awareness. Many of these children have been drawn to action with fundraising and participating in Hayden's Helping Hands outreaches. Some schools are currently working on starting their own To advertise in Your Child in Banyule & Nillumbik call 0411 459 872

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Out and About

MACLEOD PARK Birdwood Avenue MACLEOD The last park for the year is one that we have spent many fun times at. It’s situated just a hop step and jump from Ollie’s kinder and we visit most kinder days! This is most definitely something he is going to miss when he starts school next year! It caters for a range of ages and is really spacious. The main climbing structure has lots to explore and climb on and with 2 slides it makes it easy for littler people to play safely. There is a fireman pole, a flying fox, monkey bars, bridges to cross, spider web and more. The train is another bonus in the space where kids love to hide in the tunnel , look through the coloured circles at the end,

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climb over it or role play train drivers. There are 4 swings an animal rocker and a 4 seat spinner - that I use to love when I was younger but now makes me feel sick! Sails give great shade and protection from the sun & there are also 2 sheltered tables plus unsheltered tables and seats, a drinking tap, BBQ, toilets close by and the playground is almost fully fenced. Another great thing to point out is there is a “Little free Library” for everyone to use either whilst there or to take home. With 4 great cafes to choose from across the road its easy to spend a pleasant morning or afternoon while everyone is having fun.

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My 2019 NEW YEAR’S

Resolutions

me in 2018

About me: A look back at 2018:

This year I will learn to:

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In The Kitchen

Butternut Snap Ruldoph Chocolate Tartlets Ingredients · · · · ·

250g packet Arnott's Butternut Snap Cookies 65g unsalted butter, chopped 1/3 cup cream 200g milk or dark chocolate, chopped 10 vanilla marshmallows, halved

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2 tablespoons vanilla ready-made frosting 20 Jaffa lollies 20 mini vanilla marshmallows, halved Writing icing Pretzels

Method - Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Place 1 biscuit over each hole of a 12-hole round-

based tartlet tin. Bake for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Remove from oven. Using the back of a spoon, carefully press softened biscuits into mould into a cup shape. Allow to cool then remove from tin and transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining biscuits.

- Place butter, cream and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until melted and smooth (5 - 10 minutes) . Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until cool but not fully set. - Fill each biscuit cases with 1 heaped teaspoon of chocolate mixture. Return to the refrigerator for 20-25 minutes, or until they are set. - Now the fun part! Gently press 1 marshmallow half, cut-side down into each tartlet. Next attach 1 Jaffa to each marshmallow with ready-made frosting to make Ruldoph’s nose, then attach 2 mini marshmallow halves above nose, cut-side up, to form eyes. Use a drop of writing icing for the pupils. Cut pretzels in half to make antler shapes and put 2 pretzel pieces above the eyes. Press in slightly to secure. 25 To advertise in Your Child in Banyule & Nillumbik call 0411 459 872


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Handy Numbers Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire Police

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Hospitals Austin Hospital.......................................................... 9496 5000 Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................... 9345 5522

Crisis Centres Poisons...................................................................... 13 11 26 Kids Help Line............................................................ 1800 551 800 Lifeline....................................................................... 13 11 14 Suicide Helpline - (Victoria only)............................... 1300 651 251 Nurse-on-Call............................................................ 1300 606 024 Child Protection - (After Hours Service).................... 13 12 78 Domestic Violence Crisis Centre............................... 1800 015 188 or 9928 9600 Sexual Assault Service (After Hours)......................... 9349 1766 Centres Against Sexual Assault................................. 1800 806 272 Victims of Crime Helpline......................................... 1800 819 817 LifeCircle - HOPELINE................................................ 1300 364 673 SANDS* Vic...*Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support 1300 072 673 Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline 1800 686 268 Compassionate Friends Helpline 1800 641 091

Your Local Police Station Diamond Creek ........................................................ 9438 8300 Eltham....................................................................... 9430 4500 Greensborough......................................................... 8432 8200 Heidelberg................................................................ 9450 8000 Hurstbridge............................................................... 9718 2111 West Heidelberg [Not 24hr Station]......................... 9457 5777

Other Banyule City Council Office....................................... 9490 4222 Nillumbik Shire Office............................................... 9433 3111 If you provide a free essential service to our community and would like your phone number included on this page please call 0411 459 872

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What’s On

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PANTON HILL Community Carrols Sunday December 16 2018 6 PM – 9:30 PM COVENTRY OVAL Elizabeth St, Diamond Creek

Sunday 16th December 6:30pm - 8:30pm Panton Hill Firefighters Memorial Park 1 Bishops Road Panton Hill

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Index & Contents

Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child... Articles

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Business Opportunity

Hayden’s Helping Hnads Tips On Writing Your Letters To Santa Taking Care Of The Planet Protecting Our Children’s Eyes From The UV Simple Self-Care Tips For Busy Mums (part 2) Giving More Than Toys Bye Bye New Year’s Resolutions

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Editors Notice Board Out & About Book Corner Kids Corner In The Kitchen What’s On...

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