Dy­namic duo give plenty to com­mu­nity

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - By PAUL CON­LEY

THE term “dy­namic duo” can jus­ti­fi­ably be ap­plied to Mandy Stone and Tanya Mor­ris, who to­gether with Jo, Megan, Skye, Deb and a small band of vol­un­teers run the Port Dou­glas Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre.

Mandy and Tanya run and keep open for busi­ness this much­fre­quented sup­port base for so many res­i­dents of Port Dou­glas.

Co-or­di­na­tor and coun­sel­lor Mandy has been toil­ing away valiantly for many years, ob­tain­ing fund­ing and del­e­gat­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties so that the many ser­vices are avail­able to the pub­lic.

These ser­vices in­clude the iconic Nik Nak shed, coun­selling for any­one need­ing a sym­pa­thetic ear, an Al­co­holics Anony­mous venue, ac­cess to Cen­tre­link via phone and fax, a Medi­care free phone and lodge­ment of claims fa­cil­ity, an in­ter­est-free loan scheme, play­group for tod­dlers and their mums, a new par­ents group and a meet­ing venue for the Pink in the Trop­ics breast can­cer sup­port group.

The Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre also of­fers a women’s health out­reach ser­vice and a women’s le­gal aid ser­vice and is the venue for the lo­cal pa­role of­fice. A new in­ter­net broad­band kiosk for se­niors will be of­fi­cially launched at the Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre’s 21st birth­day cel­e­bra­tions this Satur­day.

As Satur­day is the fed­eral elec­tion, you can cast your vote at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre across the road and then join the birth­day cel­e­bra­tions and en­joy a de­li­cious sausage siz­zle.

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