Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fundraiser for midwife Sally McCrae

Homebirth is an expression of self-reliance and a strong focus on community and the local so HRN fully supports the movement.

On accepting her induction onto the Hepburn Shire Women’s Honour Roll, Sally McCrae said
“I’m passionate about supporting and empowering women and their families to birth their babies safely and naturally the way they desire.” 

Now, our freedom to birth at home is again threatened. Like many independent midwives in Australia, Sally is facing increased pressure from the medical profession to justify her homebirth practice.

Midwife Support Victoria is holding a fund-raiser to help Sally McCrae with legal costs. Please join us in showing your support for Sally and keeping birth choices an option for Australian women.

Please join Jen and Tara on Saturday 26 June,  2pm-5pm Daylesford Town Hall supper room (back of Town Hall) to show your support for an amazing woman. Donation $15.

The afternoon includes a special film showing of The Big Stretch (a film celebrating natural birth), entertainment and afternoon tea.

If you had a homebirth with Sally please bring along a photo of your baby or family for our Baby Board. (Photos returned afterwards.)

RSVP to Jen Bray on or 5348 2216 or Tara Duffy on 5348 3518.
Please spread the word.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bugger the Polar Bears, this is Serious

The Sustainable Hepburn Association is soon to host Rod Quantock, at the Daylesford Town Hall. HRN is supporting this event and we encourage you all to grab an HRN friend or few and book a table, or join a community table.

CLIMATE COMEDY COMES TO DAYLESFORD JUNE 25, 7pm TOWN HALL $25/$15.  Tix at Daylesford Newsagency, Daylesford Childcare Centre or call Laurel on 5348 2236 or email

Rod Quantock says, “If climate change doesn’t scare you, then you just don’t get the science.” Fortunately Rod does get the science. And when he gives you his take on the physics, chemistry, biology, geology, palaeontology, cosmology and meteorology of climate science you’ll get it too. There is plenty to laugh at here, and even more to take away. You'll learn some great tips for rebuttal when it comes to the deniers and the do-nothings.

We’d love you to join us. Supper available or bring your own, make a table or join a community table.

See you there!