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Hope And A Helping Hand
Written by Clare Marcangelo   
hopeandahelpinghandFor many parents, the lead-up to the holidays is a time of excitement and joy as they prepare for the festive season with their kids. But for families who have lost a child, it can be just a painful reminder. Clare Marcangelo reports on a local organisation that offers hope when there seems none.
Ten Minutes with... Christie Dawes, athlete, schoolteacher, mum

1110-10-minsNewcastle wheelchair athlete Christie Dawes has competed at every Paralympic Games since Atlanta in 1996, and will be competing in her fifth games in London. Her son Charlie was born in February 2011, just 12 months after she won the 10km wheelchair-road-race world championship. Since then, Christie has juggled intense training with her role as a mum.

Ten Minutes with... Michelle Gross, soccer mum

1109-10-minsHow do you balance work and family, stay healthy and spend more time with your kids (and other people's)? Michelle Gross bends it like the best…


Wild About Harold
Written by Susan Whelan   
1109-localSusan Whelan writes about the positive work of Hunter Life Education in helping young people make healthy life choices.

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