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December 9, 2021

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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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A performance by Sprung!! that took place in Bangalow. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for people of all abilities and disabilities to express their creativity and love for the performing arts.

They are seeking community support to raise money to support their creative and community programs. They have launched a fundraising campaign through Creative Partnerships Australia who are providing a matched funding opportunity to double the impact of all donations.

For every $1 donated (up to $25,000) before May 28h, Creative Partnerships Australia will match it, dollar for dollar.

Life changing

‘This is giving us a seriously life-changing opportunity to raise $50,000 to help us expand our community program so more people with disabilities will have the opportunity to express their creativity and their love for the performing arts,’ say Sprung!! representatives.

‘If you value everyone’s desires and dreams, please join Sprung!! in its journey to make all things, for everyone, possible. Your donation – no matter how big or small – is valued, appreciated, and most importantly doubled!’

To donate visit www.sprung.org.au/double-your-impact. As a registered charity, donations over $2 are tax-deductible in Australia.


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