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Are grieving families exploited? Sign this petition to require disclosure of funeral costs

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Funerals are not optional activities. Everyone dies. That’s Colin Wong’s pitch as to why everyone should sign his petition to require funeral directors to disclose their price lists on the internet.

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Write your will for free online!

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We often fall under the impression that writing our Will is stressful, time-consuming and overly expensive. The challenge in making decisions about your lasting-legacy can sometimes feel overwhelming.

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Family’s sad losses inspire bequest

Diane Openshaw wishes “to assist all diagnosed with cancer and those people who love them and suffer with them”. Diane Openshaw has watched four family members be diagnosed with cancer, sadly losing all of them. It was the passing of her youngest brother that rst encouraged Diane to support Cancer Council NSW’s fundraising appeals –

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Save on funeral costs with Simplicity Funerals

The huge elephant in the room is knowing that one day we will cease to exist. Our inherent squeamishness around talking about the practicalities of death is on the decline, where the Baby Boomers particularly are freely talking about how they plan to go. The families who come to us in their time of need

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I Cried Because I Had No Shoes, Until I Met A Man Who Had No Feet…

Amy at age 19 years, was a competitor in the recent HBF Run for a Reason event that annually helps raise funds for a number of charities, us included. That I retell her story here is to share with you, the motivation we see and feel from time to time. Our mailings, Arthritis Today magazine, our seminars,

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No Slowing Down For Tania

Tania Sherley is not your ordinary 45 year old. Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, Tania’s mind is far from retirement or even slowing down. In fact, for Tania, life has really just started and it’s all about chasing her dreams each and every day. From a list goals and dreams she calls her “Chasing My Dreams”

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When Making Or Updating Your Will, Consider A Gift To Fund Vital Breast Cancer Research

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A gift that will reflect your values and a legacy for future generations. “Cancer has affected many members of my family, my sister and my niece have both battled breast cancer. I don’t want to see any more members of my family go through the worry and pain that they did and leaving a gift in my Will is one

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Leaving A Lasting Legacy

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Thanks to the generosity of people leaving a bequest in their will, not-for-profit aged care provider Blue Care has been able to introduce more sensory gardens to its facilities. Plans are now underway for the inclusion of a sensory garden at Blue Care Mt Gravatt Respite Care in Brisbane. New gardens are finished at other services at

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What To Do With What You Can’t Take With You

We are born hoarders. My wife loves her Grandfather clock inherited from her father. I confess to liking it too. I have my antique egg grading scale, and we both have photos, a piano, furniture, trinkets and treasures, some valuable, some not.  The assumption that we are custodians of our family heirlooms held in trust for the next generation

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A Place For Change

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A place for change Dunlea Centre, Australia’s Original Boys’ Town, is a residential, family preservation agency. The therapeutic work is focused upon troubled young people and their families who are in crisis and at risk of family breakdown. Through a holistic, wrap around model of service delivery, the Dunlea Centre is able to support and

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