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More funding…

…for domestic violence services needed to cope with Christmas and New Year.


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Saturday May 1 - You are warmly invited to an exciting and exclusive event at historic home, Kuranda, for the launch of best-selling author, Mary-Anne O’Connor’s latest book of historical fiction which is set in Kurunda, Hornsby and the surrounding area in the period of ferment and change ...prior to World War I.
Hear Mary-Anne speak about the writing process she follows in creating imagined stories in real-life settings. Experience a guided tour of the house and grounds together with a historical display of the era and of its clothes and costumes while also enjoying a delicious home-baked morning or afternoon tea. Wear your own fabulous hat to enter into the spirit of the passionate and colourful Merriweather girls and have the chance to win a prize presented by author Mary-Anne O’Connor.
With enormous gratitude to Rotary Club of Wahroonga, SOS Removals & Storage Thornleigh and Mary-Anne O'Connor for holding this event and choosing HKWS as their donation partner.
Ticket sales are limited and COVID safe, so don't delay. Book here

Thank you to Sallianne McClelland for establishing this incredible art project. An on-line auction like you have never seen before and we are so grateful to be the recipient, alongside Women's Shed Hornsby Ku-ring-gai. The auction is open until April 17. Good luck with your bidding!

UPDATE: with thanks to our wonderful community, we now have all the items we requested.

We are looking to support a very special outreach client and are urgently in need of the following:
1 x double bed and a couple of sets of double bed sheets
1 x ...portable stove
1 x television
If you are able to provide any of these items, we would be so thankful.
Please email and we will arrange collection.

(photo Unsplash)

Contours of Hair is a long-established hair salon in Gordon, with an incredibly creative spirit.
They are spreading the love in anticipation of Mother's Day, and have chosen HKWS as their donation partner with sales of this fun hand made seed bomb.
Thank you so much to the owner, ...Cheryl, for choosing to support vulnerable women in our community.

Our friends at Bedford Chartered Accountants in North Sydney have come together and created these beautiful Easter hampers for our clients. Filled with delicious treats, they will be graciously received and quickly demolished, without a doubt!
Thank you for brightening up our Shelter this ...Easter.

We are busy sorting and packing the pre-orders for Sisters of Freedom by Mary-Anne O'Connor. We are hoping you will get them on or close to the 7th April which is the day the book is available in stores.
There is still time to order one if you havent already;

It was an early start yesterday for over 2,000 riders at this year's Bobbin Head Cycle Classic and the HKWS volunteer marshalls were out there with the best of them! THANK YOU so very much to all of our supporters who directed riders, applauded them as they passed by... and to Alison Stewart and Management Committee Director, Tracey Sigler, who worked on the HKWS information stall at Karuah Park at the conclusion of the race.
Special thanks always to Dick Babb, for helping us each year in gathering and communicating with our volunteers.
(Fabulous photos used on this have been copied from Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Post facebook post)

This Sunday is the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic and we are so excited! But, we are short 2 volunteers - Are you able to help? Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and will act as Marshalls on the routes between Turramurra and Mt Colah. It's a great day and we would ...truly value your support. If you are available, please email now.

The combined Ku-ring-gai, St Ives, Turramurra and Wahroonga Rotary clubs expertly run this event every year and generously donate to a group of local charities, so it is an incredibly important part of our community calendar, of which we are proud to be a part.