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Hepatitis C is a virus which
can slowly erode the health of the
liver over many years.
Hepatitis C facts:
• Hepatitis C is spread via blood i.e. the contaminated blood of an infected person
must enter the bloodstream of another person
• Hepatitis C is not an STI
• Hepatitis C is often asymptomatic
• Hepatitis C is treatable
Some risk factors:
• Blood transfusions in NZ pre 1992 or overseas medical procedures
• Unsterile tattooing, piercing etc
• IV drug use, even if only once
The Hepatitis C Resource Centre Otago Southland provides:
• up to date information
• Referrals to doctor / hospital
• Newsletters, pamphlets and other resources
• A non-judgmental, confidential listening ear
Following on from our Invercargill Hepatitis C forum held earlier this year, we will be
holding two further public events in other centres.
All are welcome to attend either our July 24 forum, to be held at the Oamaru Work and
Income office, in the Kakanui Room 5 - 6:30pm, or on July 25th at the Dunedin Central
Work and Income office, in the Waipori Room from 6 - 8pm.
Catering will be provided at both events, see you there!
Hepatitis C Resource Centre Otago Southland
Commerce Building, Level 2
2 Dowling Street Dunedin 9016
Office phone: (03) 477 0407
National helpline: 0800 22 HEP C
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Try your luck at game show take-off
It's in the bag: Southland Stroke Club
co-ordinator Christine Brown with the
bags for the fundraiser the group is
holding in August.
Photo: LOUISE BERWICK. 628196240.
What: Southland Stroke Club
fundraiser, It's In The Bag.
When: Saturday, August 3, 1pm
Where: Invercargill Working
Men's Club, North Lounge
How much: $5 entry
A 1950s television show has
inspired a fundraiser for a local
Next week, the Southland Stroke
Club is hoping to raise money for
its events by holding a fundraiser
based on the popular television
show It's In The Bag.
The event, organised by South-
land Stroke Club co-ordinator
Christine Brown, has been plan-
ned for months but on August 3
she hopes her hard work will
provide an entertaining and
lighthearted afternoon of fundra-
The Saturday event will also
double as a chance for people to
support the group, as well as find
out more information about
strokes, and the support available
to sufferers, their family and their
''I decided we needed to raise
some money for the club and I
tried to think outside the square,''
Mrs Brown said.
She said they hoped to raise
enough money to continue to be
able to support people suffering
''A stroke can affect anybody, a
baby in the womb, a child, a
young person, a teenager ---
anybody and everybody.''
While the fundraiser had no set
target the club wanted to meet,
she was hopeful people would be
''Anything is a bonus because it's
more than we would have had the
The club subsidises transport for
members to have fortnightly
outings to club events where
stroke sufferers and their family
can meet others and participate in
For some people, the events were
the only outing they had, she said.
It was vital the club was able to
continue to provide support and
advice. To do that, they hoped the
community would get behind
them and support them.
Businesses in the area had been
generous, donating prizes for the
game show including homeware
and passes for trips to the glow
worm caves in Te Anau.
The stroke club will also hold an
auction, have baking for sale and
provide an afternoon of entertain-
ment from Southland musicians.
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