Walk against smoking


Fairfield Council will raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco when it hosts a community walk for World No Tobacco Day on Friday.

The walk will take place from Endeavour Reserve at 9.30am.

Qualified fitness instructors will demonstrate how to use the gym equipment in the park.

Registration on the day is required and the meeting point will be on Sackville Street.

To quit smoking, call the Quitline on 13 78 48.

In other news in brief:

Eye tests urged

Fowler MP Chris Hayes and Cabramatta optometrist William Trinh are raising awareness of eye health during Macular Degeneration Awareness Week this week.

Macular degeneration is a chronic disease which affects central vision.

It's the leading cause of blindness and severe vision loss in Australia.

It affects one in seven Australians over the age of 50 and its prevalence is set to rise in the absence of prevention and treatment measures.

Mr Hayes and Dr Trinh are encouraging residents to have their eyes tested and ensure their macula is checked.

Job skills offered

Bonnyrigg Library, in partnership with Student Employment Options, will hold a free three-week course for people interested in improving their job-readiness skills.

The course will run on June 12, 19 and 26, 10.30am-12.30pm at Bonnyrigg Library, Bonnyrigg Avenue, Bonnyrigg Plaza.

To book a place, call Bonnyrigg Library on 9725 0339.

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