What we’re talking about: Charlie’s Angels


Charlie’s Angels

Australian hairdressers across the country have joined forces with neurosurgeon Charlie Teo to raise funds for brain cancer research during the month of March. The collaboration between the Australian Hairdressing Council and the Charlie Teo Foundation will see select hairdressers become brain cancer ‘angels’, and ask each client for a $2 donation which will be attributed to the Charlie’s Angels campaign. So far, participating salons in the ACT are: In Hair, Raven Waves, Lyneham Hair Fashions, Serene Hairdressing, Matriarch Hair Studio and Xanthus Hair.

Team screen

BreastScreen ACT is encouraging Canberra women to make group mammogram bookings for moral support. The Director of BreastScreen ACT, Yvonne Epping, said group bookings were a good option for women who were nervous about having a mammogram, or simply wanted support and companionship before and after the test. Employers are also being encouraged to support their staff to get a mammogram, and come in as a team. For more information, visit health.act.gov.au or call 13 20 50 for an appointment

Fashion at the OBDM

The Old Bus Depot Markets in Kingston will be hosting a range of fashion events over the coming months:

Retro Depot: On Sunday 17 March, browse fashion, jewellery and accessories of times gone by to deck out your retro wardrobe. Calling all lovers of the ‘60s and ‘70s, mid-century furniture, funky retro clothing and macramé.

Portobello Road: On Easter Sunday,21 April, find some original antiques, jewellery and collectables. Perfect for those who love browsing through high-quality objects.

Canberra Wool Expo: On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May, the expo will showcase some of the highest quality wool products in Australia. There will be a variety of wool demonstrations, related attractions and workshops from industry experts.

To find out more, visit obdm.com.au/events

Celebrating diversity

Bonds’ latest campaign celebrates “real, raw and up-front beauty and body diversity”. Led by Australian transgender model and actress Andreja Pejic, the Intimately campaign celebrates “the modern woman”, with a range that features delicate lace designs. Pejic is joined by Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty muse and diversity advocate Shanaya Peters, New Zealand-born Victoria’s Secret model Maia Cotton and “flame-haired” model Madeleine Hunt.

The Intimately Bonds collection is available for purchase in store and online at bonds.com.au

Woolies & Share the Dignity

Woolworths is partnering with Australian organisation Share the Dignity to help eradicate period poverty across the country. Woolies will donate five cents from every pack of sanitary items sold – including pads, tampons, liners or period briefs – nationally, to support Share the Dignity’s work in setting up Pink Box Dignity Vending Machines in places where they’re needed most. The vending machines will dispense free period packs to women and girls in need. There are currently 100 machines around the country, and Share the Dignity hopes to install up to 100 of the vending machines in schools and communities over the next year.

For more information or to support Share the Dignity, visit sharethedignity.com.au

Mates4Mates merch

Veteran support charity Mates4Mates has launched a new range of merchandise to raise funds for those seeking support and rehabilitation services. Funds from the sale of the merchandise will go towards tailored programs for individuals through a combination of psychological support, physical rehabilitation activities, and peer support through social connection. The organisation supports current and ex-serving Australian Defence Force members who have physical or psychological injuries as a result of their service and their families.

For more information, visit mates4matesshop.org

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