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CAMDEN-NARELLAN ADVERTISER NEWS INSIDE News 1-23 Opinion 24 Feature 25-30 Entertainment 31-32 Your Home 33-37 Classifieds 38-40 Trades 41-42 Drive 43-49 Sport 50-52 NEWS TIPS We can’t be everywhere all the time, but we don’t want to miss a thing when it comes to serving our community. If you have a news tip, a story to tell or have captured a great photo, we would love to publish it. Let us know on one of the platforms below. CONTACTS General inquiries: (02) 4640 5151 Email: rdickins@ fairfaxmedia.com.au Classifieds: 13 24 25 Post/visit: 1/1-3 Elyard Street, Narellan, NSW, 2567 Wednesday February 10, 2016 camdenadvertiser.com.au Help for those in crisis COMMUNITY PROFILE BY MARTIN WALSH VAL Stewart’s motto in life is simple – no one will suffer on her watch. “My whole life I have just been helping people around me,” the Camden resident said. “I wanted to do something and I wanted to do some- thing local.” Her passion for helping people suffering depression, escaping domestic violence or experiencing a crisis in- spired her to form Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. After about eight years of operation, Mrs Stewart and her organisation’s staff are more passionate than ever to make a difference. “One never knows when someone will be in need,” Mrs Stewart, 68, said. “We want to help people transition through [crisis] and...help them rise again.” The organisation invites people to donate household items which are then on- COMMUNITY FIRST: Val Stewart (left) and Mother Hubbard's Cupboard are focused on supporting the community; especially those in crisis. Also pictured: Volunteers Rob Longley, Joy Jakeman and Margaret Longley. Picture: Anna Warr sold with proceeds used to help those in need. “No other organisation is doing what we do,” Mrs Stew- art said. “By working alongside support agencies and their clients for satisfactory solu- tions to their needs, Mother Hubbard’s has facilitated a place where members can work together to do what cannot be achieved by one person.” The organisation’s impact on the community hasn’t gone unnoticed as it was named the Community Event of the Year in Cam- den’s Civic Awards in Janu- ary. The Cupboard’s passion to empower people in crisis can be felt beyond Macarthur as the organisation is now help- ing people in Uganda and Sudan. The organisation part- nered with international bodies such as Youth with a Mission to help villagers start farms, open bakeries and become financially in- dependent. “You can make a small change [in the world] and it makes a huge difference,” Mrs Stewart said. Mrs Stewart encouraged young people in Macarthur to become involved in the community and help make a difference. “We need to encourage youth to think ‘how can we help?’” Visit www.mhccamden. com.au for details. The Camden-Narellan Advertiser at 1/1-3 Elyard Street, Narellan, NSW, is printed and published by Australian Community Media ABN 20000014700. Telephone 02 4640 5151. OPEN 7 DAYS WHY WOULD YOU SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE! ORDER FLOORING + BLINDS AND SAVE $ NOW OPENING GREGORY HILLS FREE x-rays and Oral Cancer screening (worth $140) With exam, Cleaning, fluoride and Caries activity screening FAST BRACES introductory price of only $3330. CARPET | TIMBER | LAMINATE | VINYL | BLINDS | SHUTTERS WWW.FOWLERSCARPETS.COM.AU 02 46461812 11 EXCHANGE PARADE NARELLAN RM2427565 With payment plan in place. (original price $4500 and above) *Call us to know more offers. T&C apply. Dr Farida Shah (Shaik) 5/13 Rodeo Rd Gregory Hills 2557 ( Located near Masters). Ph 02 4601 1802 • info@mbmcare.com.au RM2443624 2