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Passing Paws digs into niche market

Passing Paws Pet Cremations has tapped into a niche (but growing) market for personalised pet bereavement services, as part of the move towards greater humanisation of domestic animals.

Willetton SHS takes top architecture award

Willetton Senior High School has claimed the top prize at this year's WA Architecture Awards, while Elizabeth Quay, an arts centre in the Pilbara and the Gen Y Demonstration Housing project were among those to receive high accolades.

Chequered past motivation for new career

Perth entrepreneur Paris Mitchell has packaged his past experiences with addiction and substance abuse into a series of educational presentations and workshops for schools, not-for-profit agencies and corporates.

BDO dons purple bras for good cause

More than a dozen partners from BDO will wear purple bras over their corporate attire this Wednesday in support of Breast Cancer Care WA's annual Purple Bra Day, in the hope of raising at least $10,000 for the charity's services. 

Artist in residence with Jarrad Seng

Whether he's taking photos of baby leopards in Namibia or of acclaimed musicians performing to packed stadiums all over the world, award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and creative director Jarrad Seng has turned what was a hobby into a fulfilling career.

RFDS opens new facility

The Royal Flying Doctor Service officially opened its new aviation and engineering facility this morning, which was funded by a $3.9 million Lotterywest grant and donations from Western Australians.

SOS, website have the goods on giving

Local charities and corporates are turning to an online platform to more efficiently source and gift items for people in need.

CEOs sleep rough for a good cause

The state's business leaders will spend the night outdoors at the WACA Ground on June 22, one of the longest and coldest nights of the year, in support of the 2017 Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

Seed funds for social impact

Perth-based adviser Impact Seed is backing local startups it believes can achieve social outcomes and a profitable return.

Artist in residence with Chris Isaacs

Local playwright and 'theatre maker' Chris Isaacs wants his performances to provoke questions. 

Top chefs gather for foodie fest

Farmers, cooks, producers and consumers will join one of Australia's top chefs Ben Shewry this Sunday for a series of workshops, panel discussions and talks as part of Perth's inaugural Food and Drink Symposium. 

Festival honours Fremantle’s past

Visitors to Fremantle will take a step back in time as the city kicks off its annual heritage festival today. 

Support blooms for Cystic Fibrosis

Hundreds of volunteers and businesses across the state have joined forces to sell more than 13,000 long-stemmed roses in support of children and young adults living with Cystic Fibrosis.

Strong appetite for Brightwater giving appeal

Brightwater Care Group held its annual fundraiser at Crown Towers last Friday, with about 1,000 guests raising $230,000 for the organisation's work in the community.

Forrests gift $400m

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola Forrest, have made history today with a $400 million pledge the prime minister has called a 'game changer'.

New campaigns broaden arts bodies’ donor base

SPECIAL REPORT: A decision to invest in giving campaigns has helped several of the state's arts organisations increase their philanthropic income.

Passing the social licence test

SPECIAL REPORT: A commitment to supporting local communities is a win-win for some of the state's best-known business names.

Broadening the appeal of giving

SPECIAL REPORT: Charities are diversifying their approach to building revenue streams as a soft economy challenges their business-as-usual fundraising models. 

Screenwest to combine with FTI

Screen funding and development agency ScreenWest has announced plans to amalgamate the Film & Television Institute WA.

Artist in residence with Carly Lynch

A wind chime made from old cutlery, marbles and fishing line was the first of many creations for Carly Lynch, a local artist featuring in the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts' 2017 Hatched: National Graduate Show.

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