Josh is beneficiary of Variety
Josh is beneficiary of Variety

The charity raising money for the kids of Ipswich

When she’s not working on making sure the dogs of Ipswich are well looked after, Dani Rose is out in the community helping raise funds for the kids of Ipswich.

“I’m part of a team of locals who fundraise for the children’s charity Variety and we raise funds every year for kids around Ipswich,” Ms Rose said.

Dani and her team recently reached out to Jenny Owens, whose son Josh has cerebral palsy.

Ms Owens said Josh took to the sport of race running with a lot of enthusiasm but the equipment was very expensive.

“When we got the news that these incredible people in our community had raised over $7000, we were so excited,” Ms Owens said.

“It’s amazing what charities like Variety are able to do … I was talking to the CEO and he said all he wanted to see was kids at events having fun. That’s what I want for my son too, to be out in the community and being a normal kid.”

Josh will be presented with his Race Runner at an event on March 14.

“We’re having an event called Blue Dog Training’s Pig Day Out, whereby we’ll be raising money for the kids of Ipswich.

“There will be pig racing, which is very fun to watch.”



Newcomers learn the language of the ocean

Premium Content Newcomers learn the language of the ocean

A recent study found that 30 per cent of those who drowned were born overseas.

Off-duty cop films hoon’s jetty burnouts

Premium Content Off-duty cop films hoon’s jetty burnouts

Coffs cop criticised for posting ‘inappropriate’ jetty hoon video on YouTube.

CORINDI STORM: ‘I don’t think people realise the magnitude’

Premium Content CORINDI STORM: ‘I don’t think people realise the magnitude’

Locals band together to help devastated residents as calls grow for state...