A Trivia Night was held on Cornflower Blue Day during MND Week in Canberra. Fiona Heathcote who organised the event said of the night, "The 2017 HPRG Social Club Trivia Night saw an exciting night of facts, fundraising and frivolity at the ‘Heroes and Villains’ themed event held on Friday 12 May. A total of $2,618.55 was raised for MND NSW. Congratulations go to the graduate team of ‘We Are Groot’ who came away with the coveted golden microscope after some fierce trivia competition. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who attended and gave so generously, as well as the Social Club and others who volunteered their time and efforts to make the night such an outstanding success." A big thank you to Fiona and everyone who attended for their support.

Thank you to Peter Glattback from Taffy's coffee shop in Woolgoolga for raising $500 in support of MND NSW during March. Peter donated $1 from every coffee sold on each Monday during March. A raffle was also held to raise funds. A big thank you to everyone who donated prizes, made a donation, and bought raffle tickets and coffee! 

From 1 July 2017, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be in place across all of NSW, with people living in Northern NSW, Mid North Coast, Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Murrumbidgee, Western NSW and Far West NSW joining those already able to access the NDIS. Upcoming Community Information Sessions, Plan Implementation Workshops and drop-in sessions for NSW, the ACT and NT during May/June include:

After our first night back in civilisation, it was a bit confusing to wake up in a bed, rather than a tent, and to use an ordinary toilet again! Another early start, up at 5am, ready to face and accept the challenge for the day by 6am. Before we could start our walking back at Machu Picchu, we first had to take the bus trip, this time in reverse of what we did yesterday afternoon.

Rising at 5am at Phuyupatamarca, our campsite, we walked a short distance to watch the sun rise and colour the clouds above the mountains surrounding us in every direction. Oh, and did I mention Machu Picchu was right in front of us! Not only did the clouds glow pink and orange, but the reflection on the snow capped mountains above and around us did too... What a morning!

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