15/Mar/2011 Comment News A GROUP of thrill seekers is gearing up for a family fun adventure to support homeless youth.
On Sunday, March 27, more than 30 car teams will meet at the Carousel shopping centre car park in Cannington at 9am for an adventure leading them to a secret location. Adventure on Wheels organiser Shelley Hubon said teams would zip across the city following cryptic clues, solving puzzles and answering questions to get to the finish line. “At the end competitors will celebrate with a picnic in the park,” she said. All the money raised from the event will go towards training Perth’s homeless youth. Ms Hubon said there was still time for car groups to register through HD streetwise on 9358 3346. Entry to the Adventure on Wheels is $30 a car.
Women from around the Midwest came together on the 8th June to Quilt for the Homeless. Some stayed for the whole day while others provided a few hours of assistance. Volunteers on the day participated in making rag quilts, even those who couldn’t sew were give the tasks of cutting or making “sandwiches” of fabric. “The inspiration for this event came from a large donation of Fabric through the shop and I wanted to give something back to those who need it the most” said Kym McGlinn, owner Mingenew Sewing Supplies. Donations of the quilts and items collected from the day will be made through HD Streetwise, whose mission is to give hope, comfort and dignity to the Homeless. “Giving freely to someone in need is the best gift” said Shelly Hubon, HD Streetwise Founder, who had travelled up from Perth that morning to support the event. “A lot of people want to contribute and HD make it possible for them to contribute a small amount for the biggest result” HD Streetwise was formed over 10 years ago and started off providing Backpacks and water bottles to the homeless. Today it has grown to include a birthday sponsorship program, Christmas decoration donations, Christmas hampers, fundraising quiz nights & fashion parades, adventure on wheels and now in partnership with Mingenew Sewing - quilting for the Homeless. “This is the start of something big here and I am excited to be bringing HD Streetwise to the Midwest” said Shelley. A big Thank you goes to the team of volunteers who travelled from far and wide to help; Maree, Glenda, Sharon, Mary, Di, Jan, Sandra, Cheryl, Leslie & Barbara who worked tirelessly throughout the day. Thank you also to Lyn Towes, Commercial Hotel Owner, for the use of the dining room and keeping the team going with her delicious and famous scones. In all, 10 rag quilts will be donated from the day along with community donations of clothing, water bottles and blankets. Mingenew Sewing will be hosting this event at the same time next year, which will include a second day quilt challenge.
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MADDINGTON charity HD Streetwise is holding a pirate-themed Family Fun Day and car rally on Sunday. The charitable outreach division that supports the St Vincent de Paul Streetwise program, and the Passages Resource Centre, has been running fundraisers and support programs for eight years. Adventure on Wheels involves following cryptic clues along various checkpoints and completing activities, ending up at a hidden destination for prizes, sausage sizzle and games The organisers hope to raise at least $2500 to go towards supporting homeless and disadvantaged people living in Perth.
Wheel fun day to help homeless 28/Sep/2010 Comment News Shelley Hubon is the new announcer at radio Heritage FM. HERITAGE FM now boasts a new look, new name and a new announcer who is running a family fun day next month to support homeless youth. After feedback from listeners and Community Newspaper Group readers, the community radio station last week confirmed it would adopt a new logo and be known as 107.3 HFM. Shelley Hubon started with the station six weeks ago announcing the ’60s mix and is encouraging people to participate in the Adventure on Wheels fundraiser. In March, 35 cars were involved in the event, zipping around the city following cryptic clues and collecting required items before enjoying a sausage sizzle and games all in support of the work done by Passage, a Northbridge halfway house for young people. Ms Hubon hopes to now get 100 cars involved in the event. “The event will coincide with National Homeless Day on October 10 and will start at the Carousel Shopping Centre in Cannington before ending at a secret destination,” she said. Entry to the Adventure on Wheels costs $30 a car. To register, call 9358 3346 or 0400 500 814. No registrations taken on the day.