Lifeline supporting our youth

THE Central Burnett Youth Service is secure with confirmation that Lifeline Fraser Coast District will manage the program with the support of the North Burnett Regional Council.

An important part of the agreement will see youth workers based locally, offering services to the communities of Gayndah, Mundubbera and Biggenden.

Mayor Joy Jensen says it is a great outcome for the program, which offers essential services for our young people.

“We’ll be looking at a three-year agreement with Lifeline Fraser Coast, which really secures this important service in our region,” she said.

“There are many benefits in partnering with Lifeline, including access to their state-wide IT infrastructure and colleague support for our youth workers.

“We’ll have opportunities to be involved in future Lifeline projects such as Kids in Focus, Respectful Relationships and the plan for supported accommodation in the house to the rear of the centre.”

Pamper day

BIGGENDEN district women are invited to the Coalstoun Lakes Hall for a day of pampering on March 17.

The Women’s Wellness Pamper Day, run by Centacare South Burnett and BIEDO, will offer free facials, foot spas, inspirational guest speakers, Centrelink and health information and community nurse, which will both relax and inform those attending.

Doors open at 9am, and a plate to share for morning tea would be appreciated, but lunch will be provided.

Last year’s event drew 50 women, so book early by telephoning 4162 5439 or 4127 5171.

Day of prayer

BIGGENDEN residents are invited to take part in the annual international World Day of Prayer (WDP) tomorrow at 9.30am.

The event will be held at the Uniting Church Hall and hosted by members of the Anglican Church.

This will be the 83rd World Day of Prayer, with this year’s service prepared by the WDP committee of the Western African country of Cameroon, situated near Nigeria.

Their theme is “Let everything that has breath praise God”, and music from Cameroon will be played during the service.

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