Activate Foods

Marty and Megan Bowden first started making ready-made meals to help one of Marty’s personal training clients eat well whilst training. That client loved it and told another client, then the ladies at the gym found out and wanted to know what they were missing out on too. The word quickly spread and what was …

Homelessness Week – Housing first for people sleeping rough

In July 2020, Pacific Link Housing received funding from the NSW Government’s Together Home project – the largest housing response dedicated to rough sleepers in the state’s history. Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the $36 million Together Home project would deliver stable housing and wrap-around support for hundreds of people …

Breast Cancer Don’t assume you’re past it!

With Breast Surgeon Dr Mary Ling Dame Maggie Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 73 and Blanche D’Alpuget, wife of former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, at age 76. Older women may assume they are ‘past’ breast cancer because they are no longer invited for breast screening – but breast cancer is still the …

Lover & Partner or Carer

by Sarah Tolmie In life and love, couples are always in ‘negotiations’ as circumstances evolve, change and pivot. This may come in the form of welcome life growth points and stretches, such as kids, study, careers, homes and lifestyle, but they are changes none the less. They can also come as unwelcome pinch points and …

The gift of fresh produce for Coasties in need

Box 4 a Buck is a community based initiative launched in April 2019 by Tuggerah based business Farm Fresh 2U. The concept was created with love and is simple. Together with the help of their generous clients they deliver complimentary fresh produce boxes each week to families on the Coast struggling financially or in need …

Property management with a purpose

KEY 2 REALTY Key2 Realty opened its doors in March 2019 and within a year, the social enterprise real estate agency had grown to manage over 160 properties across the Central Coast and Hunter regions.  This is an amazing achievement for any start-up business, but is also testament to their quality service, professionalism and the …

Spring’s latest trend – Safe style

by Sam & Jordi Woods VIBRANT CONCEPTS After 30+ years in fashion we would never have thought our next project as Spring comes around would be designing face masks! Nevertheless here we are, all caught in a pandemic and trying desperately to stay safe and healthy. Normally as a new season hits we are helping …

Skin cancer

by DR GEORGIA PAGE MBBS, FRACGP, BSc (Biomedical) Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the worldand accounts for 80% of all cancers. Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70. For this reason prevention and early detection is so important. Protecting yourself …

Elsie’s Retreat finally gets the go ahead

After 8 long years of campaigning and incredible community support it was announced on 16th July 2020 by Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch, that a dedicated Palliative Care Unit will be established at Gosford Hospital. The Elsie’s Retreat Committee proudly supported by the Lions Club of Wyoming East …

Much needed Veterinary Clinic headed to the Central Coast

For the last 12 months our super rescue team have been working on a project which will benefit the animals of the Central Coast.  Dee Walton and Kim Pickavance from Central Coast Animal Care Facility, Chris Bowden from Claws N Paws, Dr Emetia Cull from West Gosford Vet and Sarah Lufe from Central Coast Community …