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Community Spotlight on Anona Le Page (Nonnie)

Anona Le Page (Nonnie) is the Welfare and Domestic Violence Worker at Community Northern Beaches (CNB) . Nonnie has occupied this role for 6 years, and works closely with external and internal services to provide help and support for individuals whom have experienced domestic and family violence.

“On one extreme I receive phone calls from women feeling they are in an unhappy marriage, but are unsure if their situation is identified as domestic violence to the other extreme – receiving a call from a women at Woolworths borrowing someone’s phone, who needed to be picked up as she had fled the house in her bathrobe.’”

Community Northern Beaches Annual General Meeting 2018

On Friday 12 October 2019, Community Northern Beaches held their 2018 Annual General Meeting. A warm and friendly atmosphere prevailed as those who care about the organisation came together to cover official business, thank some of the organisations and people who have supported them during the past year and elect the Management Committee for the year ahead.

Community Spotlight – Tsering & Kay ESL Conversational Programme

Tsering arrived in Australia in 2014 and has lived in the Northern Beaches area for 4 years with her 2 teenage children, firstly in Beacon Hill and now in Brookvale.  Her son has recently finished university where he studied engineering.  She loves meeting up with Kay every week and they have developed a lasting friendship.

The Sisterhood with Tracey Spicer – Sell Out Event for Local Charities!

Thank you to The Real Tracey Spicer and The Sisterhood for an amazing night. It was a sell out event with over 300 locals experiencing the wit and wisdom of Tracey Spicer who generously donated her time to help local charities. $12,000 was raised on the evening to be evenly distributed between Community Northern Beaches , Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter, Dalwood Spilstead and Bringa Women’s and Children’s Refuge.

Community Spotlight Lorraine Barnes

Lorraine is one of the first volunteers to sign up to the Community Northern Beaches ESL Conversation Project. Earlier this year, it became apparent that although many new Tibetan migrants have completed courses and are now qualified for work, they may not be taken on by employers due to their lack of English skills. Thus, the ESL Conversation programme was born.

Weaving Bridges Project

Join weaving workshops with local artists and members of the Northern Beaches Aboriginal community and contribute to a public artwork that will be displayed on Stuart Somerville Bridge in Queenscliff. This project forms part of the 2018 Gai-mariagal Festival.

Daniel Peterson- Westfield Local Heroes Program

We are thrilled to announce that Daniel Peterson, our wonderful Homeless Outreach Worker, is 1 of 6 finalists in the Westfield Local Heroes program for his work in promoting social well-being and harmony in our community. The grant will be put towards supporting the immediate and practical needs of people sleeping rough in the Northern […]

Homelessness on the Northern Beaches

Manly is a beautiful area of Sydney, yet sometimes we forget that not everyone living here has a roof over their head and a safe place to sleep. Homelessness doesn’t discriminate, and can affect anyone. Daniel Peterson is Community Northern Beach’s Homeless Outreach Worker and offers support to people who are experiencing, or at risk […]

Ready for Life, Ready for Success!

One of our partners at Community Northern Beaches is ‘Relationships Australia’, an organisation which co-ordinates a ‘whole school’ intervention called ‘Ready for Life, Ready for Success’. This program runs in both primary and high schools and works with students, staff, parents and administrators to raise awareness of students’ psychological well-being, and the importance of strengthening […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Chrissie

The existence of Community Northern Beaches, and it’s ability to help so many people in the Manly area, is no small task. The organisation is the product of many individuals working together with one common goal, to give a helping hand to those in need. Over the next few weeks we want to introduce you […]