What made the news in Cockburn – 19-26 July, 2019

Thursday, 25 July:
Aubin Grove resident Matt Wright decided to embark on Dry July to give his infant daughter the best start in life.
He said participating in the voluntary challenge helped him deal with anxiety in the lead up to his daughter’s birth. He said one of the hardest things about making the decision not to drink alcohol for a month was peers who exerted pressure to ignore the Dry July challenge and have a drink.

Local resident Simon Lundy has embarked on a solo bike from Hamilton Hill to Darwin to raise funds for Huntington’s WA.
Simon Lundy has been caring for his father who has Huntington’s Disease, which is a genetic condition. He has a 50 per cent chance of having the disease and is determined to live life to the fullest.

Wednesday, 24 July:
A freight train crashed into cars at the North Lake Road crossing on Wednesday.
No one was injured but North Lake Road was closed for several hours as emergency services cleared the site.

Monday, 22 July:
The Australian War Memorial has invited the City of Cockburn to feature its new Aboriginal Memorial Artwork on its website.
The Cockburn Central artworks by Sharyn Egan create awareness of the contributions made by Aboriginal servicemen and women during times of conflict and war involving Australians, and also during times of conflict while defending their clans after the arrival of European settlement.

Tuesday, 23 July:
South Coogee Football Club has been stripped of premiership points in an unpopular decision by the WA Football Commission.
The club had allegedly refused to swap players between its Year 10 A and B division teams in what the WAFC would be an attempt to even up the competition.

Two Cockburn businesses are among 15 in WA to receive up to $20,000 innovation grants to grow their business.
The 2019 Innovation Vouchers Program supports small-to-medium enterprises to improve their capability and commercialise their innovations to facilitate economic growth and create West Australian jobs.

A  Fremantle College secondary teacher is a finalist in the 2019 WA Teacher of the Year Awards.
The 2019 WA Education Awards acknowledge the role educators play in shaping the lives of children in WA public schools every day, while recognising their hard-work, talent and dedication.

Friday, 19 July:
The Hamilton Hill Community Group will donate $400 to a community project after it hears four four-minute pitches from applicants.
Called 6163 SOUP, the event will be held over a soup dinner whose proceeds help fund the grant/ Applications close on Monday, 28 July and the event will be held on 14 August.


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