Westside Community Care

Cutcliffe OAM

Springfield pastor honoured for outstanding community service

Guy Hazlewood February 16, 2024 2 min read

Springfield Pastor Philip Cutcliffe has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his exceptional contributions to the community, particularly through his dedicated service within the church. Pastor Phil, as he is fondly known, has been an integral figure in the Springfield community for many years. Since 1996, he has been the…

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Springfield charity Westside Community Care has received a $35,000 grant as part of the state government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Charity a lot cooler with grant funding

Daniel Bouwmeester February 8, 2024 2 min read

Springfield based not-for-profit charity Westside Community Care has received a grant valued at $35,000 as part of the state government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The community outreach organisation, which runs a food bank at the Camira Springfield Community Centre, will use the funds to purchase a refrigerated vehicle. The Gambling Community Benefit Fund, a state…

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The Greater Springfield Rotary stepped up to assist families grappling with escalating costs of education at a recent back-to-school event.

Rotary helps ease back-to-school burden

Daniel Bouwmeester January 26, 2024 2 min read

In a display of community spirit, the Rotary Club is stepping up to assist local families grappling with escalating costs of education. The Greater Springfield Rotary Club teamed up to assist Westside Community Care with its “Back to School Pop-up Shop”, hosted on January 19 at the Camira Springfield Community Centre. The Pop-up Shop offered…

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The Smith Family initiative Saver Plus celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Camira-Springfield Community Centre last week.

Charities celebrate helping locals save

Daniel Bouwmeester December 16, 2023 2 min read

Financial education program Saver Plus – an initiative of The Smith Family – celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Camira-Springfield Community Centre in early December. On Tuesday, December 5, representatives of The Smith Family and Saver Plus, program partner ANZ Bank, and Westside Community Care marked the significant milestone recognising the program’s positive impact within…

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Not forgetting the floods

Daniel Bouwmeester August 31, 2022 6 min read

Half a year has passed since the major flooding that ravaged Ipswich and surrounds. For many residents and workers in the Greater Springfield region who had to deal with its impact, it was yet another burden after years of the ongoing COVID crisis. Mayor Teresa Harding, in the immediate aftermath, captured the sentiment: “After the…

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Rotary Club raising a toast – and funds – to help transform lives

Daniel Bouwmeester August 11, 2022 3 min read

EDIT: Monday 15 August. This event is once again going ahead! The Rotary Club corrected the error on the Facebook event page. For any enquiries, please call 0417 097 803. Christian community groups are teaming up to help establish a local facility for drug addiction recovery, with a special fundraising event in Springfield Lakes on…

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