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Alison Lloyd

Volunteer profile: Jenny Reaburn

By Education Benalla Program, News

Jenny Reaburn has been volunteering with Tomorrow Today as a Reading Buddy since 2014. Trained Reading Buddies are matched with a Benalla P-12 College student in Year 1 or 2, visiting the classroom twice a week for the year. They read quality picture books to their buddy, listen to their reading, and help with spelling and other…

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Connecting in isolation

By Education Benalla Program, News

The weekly sessions of our Parents Early Education Partnership (PEEP) program have become a fixture in the lives of Benalla’s young children and their parents, with over 220 families taking part this year.  As well as being a place to share songs, stories and parent discussion, PEEP offers an important…

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Productive garden grant

By Grants given, Latest, News

Benalla Uniting Church received a grant from Tomorrow Today’s Community Fund in 2018. We visited the garden to check on their progress. “Prior to lockdown,” explains Tanya Walker, Presbytery Secretary at Benalla Uniting Church,“we had been enjoying weekly working bees in the garden, with up 20 volunteers helping out. The produce from…

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Connect9 goes online

By Events, General, Latest, News

It was a somewhat unusual setting for the Venturers – an online Zoom chat rather than a Scout Hall meeting or mountainous hike – but that didn’t prevent new connections and new experiences at their meetup with Connect9 last week. Connect9 is a program unique to Benalla, run by Tomorrow…

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