School supplies a welcome boost

CHILDREN and teens from families in need across the region will be starting the new school year with a bagful of supplies thanks to community gifts. More than 30 backpacks containing notebooks, pens, pencil cases, rulers and other essentials have been handed out by community organisation IWC over the past fortnight. “Bundaberg is a region of high disadvantage, and we know the vital difference a small contribution such as essential student supplies can make to families who are finding it hard to make ends meet,” said IWC Corporate Manager Leanne Connors. IWC is non-government, Aboriginal community-controlled and a registered charity. It offers health, wellbeing, family and community services

IWC Dietetics and Diabetes Education duo in North Burnett

REGULAR one-on-one IWC Diabetes Education and Dietetics sessions, including home visits, are being delivered on the ground in North Burnett throughout 2019. “IWC is committed to building health and wellbeing in the North Burnett community, and offering individual sessions by Accredited Practising Dietitian Natalie Selever and Diabetes Educator Kym Connolly are part of this,” said IWC North Burnett Manager Jenni Toogood. “Natalie is available every two months and Kym, who is the new face of IWC Diabetes Education, will be here monthly.” IWC is non-government, Aboriginal community-run and charitable. It offers a range of health and wellbeing services to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peopl

Mums & Bubs event makes a splash

THE first IWC North Burnett Mums & Bubs event of 2019 made a big splash on January 17. Held in the waterworld fund of Gayndah Shire Pool, more than 30 North Burnett mums, grandparents and children turned out to learn about swim safety and receive health and wellbeing advice. “With the hot weather here, we drew on the local pool as a gathering place for this event,” said IWC North Burnett Assistant Manager Cynthia George. “The sessions are being provided on the third Thursday of each month by IWC to provide a fun and supportive environment in which families can ask questions of health professionals, and seek assistance.” IWC has held regular monthly Midwife sessions in North Burnett since 201

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