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Volunteers’ News – October 2020

Hello again, I hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather and getting out and about. And since October is Australia’s Walking Month you might be interested in Walktober.

This is a health awareness and fundraising event that challenges people to walk for 31 minutes a day for the 31 days in October. This sounds like a good plan if you are able to commit to it. More information can be found at You can also subscribe to their Movement Matters newsletter.

NSW Covid-safe summer plan

The state government has released a Covid-safe plan for the warmer months, including safe distancing in parks and popular open spaces, and keeping a towel length between you on beaches. Contact

Sculpture by the Sea postponed

The usual October dates for Sculpture by the Sea will not go ahead due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, organisers say the event could start in mid-November if the NSW government grants an exemption.

School holidays

NSW schools return for Term 4 on Monday October 12 and HSC written exams start on Tuesday October 20 and finish November 11. Good luck to all HSC entrants for 2020 and best wishes for a successful year to all Year 11 students starting Year 12 this month.

Save the date – Friday December 11, 7pm
Fundraising event for the South Sydney Herald (via Zoom)

The fundraiser will feature:
MC Julie McCrossin AM
Musical performances by
Julia Jacklin
Tim Gray (Green Hand Band)
Trivia Quiz with Prizes
Sports and Arts Auction (with auctioneer John Lanzky)

Full details will be in our November issue. In the meantime, please put the date in your diary and plan to join us to support and celebrate the good work of the South Sydney Herald.

Full Zoom details next issue. If you can’t access Zoom, why not get together with friends who can and make the evening a special event. Could be good for a few laughs, don’t you think?

Quotable quote

I came across this quote from George Bernard Shaw recently, and it put me in mind of a certain President of a North American country during a certain recent debate:

The secret of success is to offend the greatest number of people.”

October is Mental Health Month in NSW, which is especially relevant in these Covid times.

As always take care, look out for your friends and loved ones, keep well, wash your hands, practise physical distancing and wear a mask when needed.

Until next time,

Pat Clarke



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