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PROOF TO KERRY
Saturday, March 4
Arawata Community Hall
Fairbank Road, Arawata
Sausage sizzle, tea/coffee and
viewing of goods from 9am
on the day
All goods to be paid for in cash
and removed on the day
Unsold items must be
removed by donor
Please donate your saleable unwanted
goods to the hall
Valuable items may be sold
on commission basis
For general enquiries please call Hall
President, Craig Jackson on 0417 004 610.
To arrange drop off of goods at the Hall,
phone Lorraine Kirk on 5659 8268.
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Arawata Hall hosts
THE Arawata Hall general goods auction is on
this coming Saturday to raise funds for the upkeep
of the hall.
The historic Arawata Hall, established in 1888, is
the hub of the Arawata/Kardella community.
The hall is used on a regular basis for shared
casserole teas monthly, a Farmers’ Breakfast and
Caulfield Cup Sweep, local Landcare group meet-
ings and special events with guest speakers.
The Arawata Annual Trivia night in May is always
packed to the rafters and has a perpetual trophy
awarded to the winning team, currently held by the
The casserole nights keep the community con-
nected and it gives Syd Whyte another job to do
- washing up!
In February was a very informative and fun talk
from Robert Harrison on his recent trekking experi-
ence in Nepal.
Coming together for community events means
that locals share the laughter, the working bees,
the condolences for losses and find out who in the
area needs a little bit of TLC.
They love their little hall and take pride in keep-
ing it well maintained.
The committee needs donations of saleable
goods, see contacts below, and importantly need
your attendance for the auction.
Come with $5, $10, $20 and $100 as there are
vouchers from local traders up for grabs which are
always good value.
Divas Indian restaurant, Jenny’s Picture This
Framed, Grow Lightly Hub and Blue Gum Forest
Nursery are the sponsors.
There will be a sausage sizzle and tea/coffee
available from 9am to keep hungry tums happy
while viewing the auction goods.
Bring gold coins for the raffle of a magnificent
hamper of local produce, a taste of the hidden tal-
ents in the hills surrounding Korumburra.
Join in for a morning of fun, food, fossicking and
fortune this Saturday at Arawata Hall, 371 Fairbank
The Arawata Hall is the hub of the Arawata
and Kardella communities.
Fundraising day at Newhaven
WHEN Hayden Marshall almost
lost his life late last year after a fall
from a trampoline, his family’s life
was turned upside down.
As if running their own clean-
ing business, volunteering with the
Phillip Island Scouts and keeping
up busy family life with their sons
Rory, who was completing Year 12,
Hayden, who trained for gymnastics
several times a week in Mornington
and Toby wasn’t enough, now Sharon
and Ian’s daily routine involved trips
to Melbourne to spend every minute
possible with Hayden.
A huge community fundraising
event is being held to raise money for
the Marshall family to assist with ex-
penses such as modifying their home
to accommodate Hayden’s wheel-
chair, and to help with the other mas-
sive costs involved with his ongoing
A state gold medal winning gym-
nast, Hayden has always wanted to
hold a world record, so ‘Handstands
for Hayden’ is now calling for your
Local organisations that the Mar-
shalls are involved with including
Phillip Island Nature Parks, YMCA
Phillip Island, Rhyll Trout and Bush
Tucker Farm, Phillip Island Scouts
and Newhaven College have com-
bined with The Westernport Hotel
and Cowes CWA to put on a commu-
nity festival extravaganza.
Renowned Melbourne folk duo
The Pierce Brothers will headline
the entertainment program that will
include DJ BANDO and Newhaven
Newhaven College’s oval will be
filled with kids’ activities including
an abseiling tower, graffiti wall, jump-
ing castles, giant slide, billy carts and
plenty more, all free of charge with
YMCA Phillip Island is offering a
unique way to begin the day – by trav-
elling the 6.5km from Cowes YMCA
to Newhaven College on wheels.
Cycle, scoot or skate, it’s up to you,
just visit www.ymca.org.au for de-
A classic car and motorcycle show
‘n’ shine will add even more wheels
to the day’s entertainment and of
course there will be excellent food –
wood fired pizza, spit roast, baked
potatoes, sausage sizzle, coffee, Dev-
onshire tea, a licensed bar and loads
Donations for the Grand Auction
are beginning to arrive at Newhaven
College and items are warmly wel-
Gill Cross from the Patchwork Col-
lection Friendship Group in the Yarra
Valley heard about Hayden’s plight
from her grandson, Boyd, who at-
tends Newhaven College.
Three quilts have been donated,
one is for Hayden himself and two
others will be up for auction, featur-
ing intricate quilting and exquisite
detail that has involved hundreds of
hours of work from these kind la-
Everyone is invited to attend Hand-
stands for Hayden on Sunday, March
26 from noon until 6pm at Newhaven
College’s Phillip Island Road cam-
pus, 1770 Phillip Island Road, Phil-
Entry is $25 for adults or $10 for
students and includes free entertain-
ment and activities.
Tickets are available at www.ne-
Gill Cross from the Patchwork Collection Friendship Group in the
Yarra Valley has donated these exquisite quilts for the Handstands
for Hayden Grand Auction, which will raise money for Newhaven
College student Hayden Marshall. Gill is pictured with Jan Daff of
Newhaven College, where auction items are being accepted.
Helping hands for Hayden
IN PREPARATION for his arrival home
from hospital, classmates of Hayden Mar-
shall from Newhaven College have been
pitching in and making improvements to
his family home in Rhyll.
Budding gymnast Hayden was undergo-
ing gymnastics training on his trampoline
at home, when he lost control and landed
awkwardly on his neck, fracturing four
He was flown immediately to the Alfred
Hospital, where he underwent a seven
His C6 vertebrae was shattered, leaving
him a quadriplegic.
Now, as Hayden bravely undergoes in-
tense rehabilitation in Melbourne, his
friends and classmates are working hard
to make improvements on his family
An access ramp has already been con-
structed by a team from Phillip Island
Nature Parks, with materials donated by
Now students from Newhaven have
been helping by creating a large entertain-
ment area at the rear of the house, with
improved accessibility for Hayden’s moto-
Teacher David Hynes has been super-
vising the students, many of whom are
friends of Hayden.
“These guys are part of the building and
construction course, which runs over two
years and counts towards their VCE,” Da-
“Today we’re working on putting up a
wall for this outdoor area, where Hayden
can set up his gym equipment, and also
have an area to spent time with his mates.”
Many of the students helping with the
job are friends of Hayden, and are more
than willing to lend a hand.
“It’s been really great working here. We
do framing and cladding anyway as part
of our class and then just take it all down
again. This is a great chance to do it for an
actual purpose, and to help out Hayden,”
student Huon Smith said.
“It’s been great jobsite experience,” Aus-
tin Timmins said. “And as well, it’s a really
good cause to get behind.”
Hayden is working hard at his rehabili-
tation in Melbourne. A Gofundme page
has been set up, in a bid to raise funds
required to pay for spinal care and reha-
To donate, visit the website at www.go-
ABOVE: Year 11 students from Newhaven College have
been helping to build access ramps at the home of fellow
student, Hayden Marshall. They are, from left, Huon Smith,
Billy Taylor, Austin Timmins, teacher David Hynes, Darren
Jeffrey, Mitch Fallaw (front), Jack Hibbins, Elliot Clements
and Riley Coleman. ms010917
Riley Coleman puts his framing
and cladding skills to good use
at the home of Hayden Marshall.
Hayden’s classmates from the building and construction
course at Newhaven College have been putting their new
skills to good use, making improvements on his home in
time for his arrival from hospital. ms020917
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