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Giving Back - RBM 89.1 FM

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Giving Back is a community radio segment dedicated to helping local charities, businesses and events make themselves known, and actively encouraging our listeners and locals to support them in any way they can.

So, tune in and find out who needs our help, how you can get involved, and what exciting things are happening in the Blue Mountains.

If you would like to donate to Giving Back, visit chuffed.org/project/givingback.
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Giving Back | June 8th 2021 - MAX21 & BMOWN

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Giving Back | November 16th 2021 - DARE Disability Services
November 16th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ I am excited to introduce you to DARE Disability Support !! DARE is an NDIS service provider that enables people with disabilities to achieve what they want from life whether at home, work or in the community.  They have been supporting people with a disability in the Blue Mountains and beyond since 1961. Visit https://www.daredisability.org.au/ for more info, or tune in tomorrow morning! *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀
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November 22, 2021
Giving Back | October 19th 2021 - Alyssa and Huntington's NSW & ACT
Tuesday, October 19th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ Continuing our support for Huntington's NSW & ACT I wanted to hear more about how Huntington's affects those who are living with it. So, BM local, Alyssa is coming on the show to talk about what it's like to care for a family member with Huntington's and how Huntington's NSW ACT helps families and communities. If you missed the original interview, you can listen to it at https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/ *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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October 19, 2021
Giving Back | September 28th 2021 - Thrive Services
Tuesday, September 28th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ We will be speaking with Karen van Woudenberg, the CEO of Thrive Services! "Thrive Services is a not-for-profit community organisation that supports children, families & others living in the Lithgow and Blue Mountains areas. All our programs are free and voluntary. We do this by providing parenting and family programs, along with practical assistance. We aim to support children, families and our communities to thrive by: • adapting to the changing needs of families and children • providing a welcoming and accepting environment • offering family and practical support • building a strong sense of community. At Thrive we believe in celebrating people’s achievements and strengths, as well as supporting them through the challenges of parenting and life." Visit https://thriveservices.org.au/ for more information ⠀ *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 28, 2021
Giving Back | September 21st 2021 - Huntington's NSW ACT
Tuesday, September 21st, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ We will be speaking with Lewis Kaplan, the CEO of Huntington's NSW & ACT Huntington’s NSW ACT develops and runs support and educational programs for people affected by Huntington’s disease, and they have the amazing Walk for Hope coming up! So tune in to find out more about the disease, how it affects people in our community, and what you can do to help out. Visit https://huntingtonsnswact.org.au/ for more information ⠀ *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 21, 2021
Giving Back | September 14th 2021 - Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group
Tuesday, September 14th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ David Wilkinson, from the Nepean / Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group will be on air talking about how you can get the help you or your friends/family need and how you can support those affected by Prostate Cancer in your community - and how we are "Together for the Long Run" For more information, you can visit - https://www.thelongrun.org.au/ (for information of the fundraiser/run) https://www.prostatesupport.org.au/  (the support group) https://www.mycause.com.au/p/262561/prostate-cancer-support-giving-back-september-charity-drive (to donate to this months charity drive and enter to win a $50 voucher to Katoomba Workwear) ⠀ *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 21, 2021
Giving Back | September 7th 2021 - Radio Blue Mountains
Tuesday, September 7th,  10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ Find out all about this local radio station, how you can get involved and what we are doing in the community! Do you have an idea for a radio show? Fancy yourself a voice actor? Do you have a few spare hours a month?  Come volunteer with us! ⠀ *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 21, 2021
Giving Back | August 24th 2021 - RFSNSW and BMRSG
Tuesday, August 24th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ We will be speaking with Nick from the Blue Mountains NSW Rural Fire Service about how you can get involved in the RFS, and how you can support them locally. Followed by Robert from the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 21, 2021
Giving Back | August 17th 2021 - Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group Special
Tuesday, August 17th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ We are having a Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group special! First, we have invited Noeline Nagle is to talk about the Tamil Cricket team,  Isolated Tamil women in Western Sydney-walking group, Kids swimming lessons, Difficulties people asylum seekers she visits have, the difference friendship makes Then, we will be talking with Judy Reynolds about letter writing and our communication with politicians, and how you can help support refugees And, finally, we will talk to Guy Power about the BMRSG school  educational program, including the internationally recognised videos produced last year, and how to help foster positive attitudes towards refugees ⠀ *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 21, 2021
Giving Back | August 10th 2021 - CFS/Fibromyalgia Support and BMRSG
Tuesday, August 10th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM⠀ Giving Back - RBM 89.1 FM will be talking to Therese of the Lawson ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia Support Group, and Grant Medaris, of the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group.⠀ I am particularly excited for this week's interview, as someone with Fibromyalgia, I get to support a group and a cause I fully understand! Therese will be letting us know more about the group, and we will be discussing what the sufferers of these conditions go through, and why it is so important to support those you know. ⠀ Then, as part of our Charity Drive for August, Grant will be telling us more about the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group, helping refugees find jobs and employers, difficulties refugees face especially because of short-term visas, and issues for Refugees in detention where he visits. ⠀ *******⠀ How to listen:⠀ On your Radio @ 89.1FM ⠀ Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/⠀ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 16, 2021
Giving Back | July 27th 2021 - Lifeline Australia
Tuesday, July 27th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM Giving Back - RBM 89.1 FM will be talking to John Brogden, the Chairman of Lifeline Australia. Lifeline is Australia’s leading suicide prevention service. They are a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support. They are here to listen, without judgment and to advocate for equal opportunities for mental wellbeing. They are here for you. For more information on Lifeline Australia or to access their services, visit https://www.lifeline.org.au/. Every 30 seconds, a person in Australia reaches out to Lifeline for help.  If you need to talk, call 13 11 14. ******* How to listen: On your Radio @ 89.1FM Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 15, 2021
Giving Back | July 20th 2021 - St John's Ambulance
Tuesday, July 20th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM Giving Back will be talking to David Miller, the OIC of St John Ambulance Australia here in the Blue Mountains. Active in Australia for over 130 years, St John Ambulance Australia is a self-funding, charitable organisation active in all States and Territories, dedicated to helping people in sickness, distress, suffering, or danger. Providing services to a broad scope of the community, St John Ambulance Australia is the country's leading supplier of first aid services and training. Check out https://www.stjohnnsw.com.au/ for more information ******* How to listen: On your Radio @ 89.1FM Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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September 13, 2021
Giving Back | July 13th 2021 - Able2
Tuesday, July 13th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM Giving Back will be talking to Sue Campbell-Ross of Able2 Able2 is a social enterprise that supports young people living with disabilities, their families, and carers within the Blue Mountains.  We talk about what services are available, what fun online events are on during lockdown, and upcoming volunteer and donation opportunities.  ******* How to listen: On your Radio @ 89.1FM Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/ As a podcast on https://www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts/
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August 02, 2021
Giving Back | July 6th 2021 - NAIDOC Week and the ACRC
Tuesday, July 6th, 10 AM - 11 AM Giving Back on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM In this episode, I am lucky to speak with Uncle Lex Dadd about NAIDOC week and what it means to the Aboriginal cultures and to Australians. It features music by indigenous artists, and we also talk about the Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre, which is our chosen charity for the July Charity Drive. If you are looking for the link to the beautiful NAIDOC posters we mention in the show, its here: https://www.naidoc.org.au/resources/poster-gallery. ******* How to listen: On your Radio @ 89.1FM Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/ Or as a Podcast on our website, www.givingbackrbm.com/about/podcasts, or Spotify/many other hosts.
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July 13, 2021
Giving Back | June 29th 2021 - Active Care Network and Cancer Wellness Support
Tuesday, June 29th, 10 AM - 11 AM Giving Back on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM For our final show in June, Find out more about Great Community Transport from the CEO of Active Care Network, Ben Jackson. This is a service in the Blue Mountains area that provides transport assistance to people of all ages, including the frail, elderly, people with disabilities - young or old, or with special needs, including wheelchairs and their carers. As well as some short-term assistance to health-related appointments is available for people who are temporarily "transport disadvantaged". Then, we will wrap up the show with Coralie Faye from Cancer Wellness Support!  We will find out how our fundraising is going, more about Cancer Wellness Support and their Dry July event. ******* How to listen: On your Radio @ 89.1FM Streaming on your Device @ https://rbm.org.au/ (click on the listen button) or https://radioau.net/blue-mountains/ As a podcast on Spotify, Anchor, or a number of other platforms
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July 05, 2021
Giving Back | June 22nd 2021 - BMRSG and World Refugee Week
Tuesday, June 22nd, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM WORLD REFUGEE WEEK IS JUNE 20 - 26TH Our guests this week on Giving Back - RBM 89.1 FM will be members of the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group, Roger Grealy, Joy Conner, and Pema Choedon - a member of their committee and a recent refugee from Tibet. Tune in to learn about Cars for Refugees, living with a refugee, opportunities to visit refugees in their home or in Villawood, and more about the group itself. Pema is also giving an interview talking about her experiences as a refugee. If you would like more information about the BMRSG, visit https://www.bmrsg.org.au/ AND don't forget about the June Charity Drive for Cancer Wellness Support! https://givingback.cancersupport.org.au/ Feel free to follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GivingBackRBM or Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/GivingBackRBM
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June 22, 2021
Giving Back | June 15th 2021 - BMWHI & World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Tuesday, June 15th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY This week, on Giving Back - RBM 89.1 FM, we will be speaking with both the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute and Seniors Rights Service From the BMWHI website – https://www.bmwhi.org/ “The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area of Australia is an awe-inspiring natural and cultural landscape of over a million hectares.  The exceptional biodiversity and ecosystems of the Blue Mountains provide clean air and water to the Greater Sydney region and a healthy escape into nature for over five million visitors a year. Like most protected areas, the Blue Mountains region is threatened by climate change, development, wildfires, habitat loss and species extinction. We respond to these threats by sharing knowledge and developing practical solutions for a sustainable future.” Listen to find out how you can support this important cause. Then, in support of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we will be discussing the event and learning more about Elder abuse and how we can help as a community.  AND don't forget about the June Charity Drive for Cancer Wellness Support! https://givingback.cancersupport.org.au/ Feel free to follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GivingBackRBM or Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/GivingBackRBM
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June 22, 2021
Giving Back | June 8th 2021 - MAX21 & BMOWN
Tuesday, June 8th, 10 AM - 11 AM on Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 FM This week, on Giving Back - RBM 89.1 FM,  Blue Mountains Creative Arts Network’s President Graham Tribe and Committee member Julie Ankers will talk about this year’s inaugural MAX21 and the purpose behind creating the arts festival. Also what locals and visitors can expect to see and experience during this 9 day visual and aural celebration of the best of the Blue Mountains. OWNBM (Older Women’s Network Blue Mountains), a branch of OWN (NSW) was started in the Blue Mountains by Julie Ankers, Bev Plaizier and Coralie Faye in February of this year. Based on the principle of the empowerment and rights of Older Women this rapidly growing organisation advocates on issues that directly affect many older women like the availability of affordable housing, and other vital social issues. OWNBM also provides a forum for older women to meet for discussion, hear from engaging speakers, socialise and if interested join specific interest groups. Listen in to hear more about the great work these organisations are doing. For more information, visit MAX21 or OWN AND don't forget about the June Charity Drive for Cancer Wellness Support! https://givingback.cancersupport.org.au/ Feel free to follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GivingBackRBM or Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/GivingBackRBM
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June 13, 2021
Giving Back | June 1st 2021 - The very first show!
In Giving Back's very first show, Elizabeth is interviewing Kevin from Blue Mountain Motel and Mayor Mark Greenhill. Kevin is discussing some of the challenges of re-establishing a business and what new opportunities they are bringing to the Blue Mountains. Mark talks about the resilience of the Blue Mountains community and the importance of giving back to those around you. AND we find out about the June Charity Drive for Cancer Wellness Support! https://givingback.cancersupport.org.au/ Feel free to follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/GivingBackRBM or Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/GivingBackRBM
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June 05, 2021