Edition #11: People making a difference

Carolyn Crawford, photo: Paul Jeffers
Carolyn Crawford, photo: Paul Jeffers
Carolyn Crawford, photo: Paul Jeffers

A gran’s plan for recovery

Carolyn went to prison before she sought help for her gambling addiction. She now says it was probably the best thing that ever happened to her, and urges others to seek help early.

Photo of older man, balding with closely cropped grey hair, wearing spectacles, a dark blue suit, blue and white checked shirt and navy tie with white dots smiling at the camera, people in brightly coloured clothes out of focus in the room behind him.
Photo of older man, balding with closely cropped grey hair, wearing spectacles, a dark blue suit, blue and white checked shirt and navy tie with white dots smiling at the camera, people in brightly coloured clothes out of focus in the room behind him.

Celebrating community spirit in Refugee Week

The ‘land of hope’ also carries risks for newly settled refugees. An organisation in Melbourne’s west is providing community leaders with training and resources to let people know the risks of gambling.

Photo of four male footballers and six female footballers from the same team, standing in a football field clapping and cheering towards a point left of the camera, a crowd along the boundary can be seen in the background.
Photo of four male footballers and six female footballers from the same team, standing in a football field clapping and cheering towards a point left of the camera, a crowd along the boundary can be seen in the background.

The winner is ... community

A veteran of the Reclink Community Cup, Tony Wilson rejoices in the sports-betting-free event that raises funds for an organisation changing lives through sport.