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Mollymook champions on the bike, swimming and SUP’s


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CWA hospitality at Barellan (Pic credit Leonie)

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The finish line. (Pic sourced by Ian & Leonie)


Fundraising for MND Research

1. Mollymook marathon push-bike peddling champ, Ian gives a wrap up following the completion of their massive bike ride. Ian writes: “All 80 riders crossed the finishing line at Ariah Park on Saturday afternoon after a 130 km journey from Griffith. Fatigue and loss of concentration caused a few incidents but we all made it. l can tell you I am off the bike 🚴for awhile pending return to normal of certain parts of my lower anatomy returning to normal. 

We have been privileged to meet some amazing athletes (para Olympians/basketballers and footballers) on the journey. 

Last night at the Ariah Park  footy ground we had dinner with 300 others to wind up the ride and the great news was the event had generated over $450,000 to assist with research to find a cure for MND. The other great thing is our researchers are collaborating with other like minded  scientists throughout the world to help find a cure. 

Leonie and I look forward to catching up with you all on our return to home. Again thanks for all your good wishes and support.”


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Raising Funds for MND Research


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Ian McLeod, 78 year old from Narrawallee riding 100’s km fund raising.


Ian’s update: Quote “Hi all. The ride is going so well and the 80 riders are getting stronger as each day passes. Albury to Wagga was a cracker of a ride with mostly a howling wind at our backs. But the hills were still tough. I spent some kms in the van as I kept having punctures. Good timing actually!!

Thursday’s ride took us to Narrandera which was mostly good but 2 big climbs which spread out the pelotons considerably. 

Got to the bottom of my puncture problem….a tiny shard of glass which had pushed through the tyre. Off to Griffith tomorrow so will be sampling some good food and 🍷!!

Thrilled to say fund raising has gained momentum with the tally around $430,000. It is such a privilege to be involved with this MND charity. Regards from Ian and Leonie”.


Glynis’ response: Sending lots of energy his way I’m sure the calories are flowing from the support team.

Wendy wrote: You are both truly amazing – Ian and Leonie. Your ongoing support for MND is a reflection of your characters and dedication to this cause. We are so proud of you both 👏. Happy cycling 🚴‍♂️ Ian and happy catering Leonie,  stay safe. Cheers Wen Jenner 😊

Dave wrote: Great to hear how Ian is going with his ride. It’s a huge effort. I’ve seen some photos of Mollymook and Narrawallee with huge surf. Hope to be back this weekend.  


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Annette Chapman named Local Woman of the year Award


Woman of the year Award

Annette Chapman has been an integral member of the Southern Shoalhaven community for decades.

Her Fire & Rescue service of over 20 years has included prevention and training – conducting home fire safety checks for the elderly and disabled, visits to local organisations to deliver the fire safety message. Her dedication to volunteering with Surf Life Saving as an active patrol member, trainer, assessor and committee stalwart is second to none, her assistance and knowledge continues to ensure Mollymook SLSC is one of the most efficient and successful in NSW. Annette is an outstanding nomination for the South Coast Woman of the Year award and this is a well deserved accolade.

Shelley Hancock our local State Parliament member wrote: Annette Chapman is being celebrated with a Local Woman of the Year Award in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to the South Coast community and congratulated Annette on the honour, acknowledging her hard work for the region with an unflagging passion to make the South Coast a better place.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor congratulated the State’s Local Women of the Year Award recipients.

“These women are the backbone of their communities, volunteering their time and energy to make a positive difference,” she said.

“I would like to acknowledge their significant efforts to support their local communities and thank them for all the amazing work they do.”

The Local Woman of the Year Awards are one way the NSW Government celebrates the achievements of women as part of International Women’s Day on March 8 2022.

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Annette Chapman (Pic used with permission)

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Travelling Film Festival (TFF), the regional tour of Sydney Film Festival, will return to Ulladulla from 11—13 March 2022 at Arcadia Twin Cinemas. The program will showcase nine acclaimed feature films and two exceptional Australian short films, direct from last year’s Sydney Film Festival and other major international festivals.