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Free bike giveaway

Single Mum Call Out

Seeking 30 Sydney kids
for free bikes

From: Conference Speakers Australia
23 December 2012

DEADLINE - 30 December 2012

Seeking 30 Sydney based children to receive FREE new bicycles!

We run a team-building activity for corporate group, where they build a bike and think they are going to race it - then at the last minute we say "No about we donate them to some worthy kids?". The children come in, receive their new bike and helmet, participate in a group photo of kids, corporate group and bikes, ending with thank yous & goodbyes.

Further information

Event date: January 17th 2013

Event location: A Sydney CBD hotel

Schedule: Meet at 3.45pm for child & caregiver afternoon tea/briefing - walk in room approx 4.45pm receive bike - depart 5.15pm

We prefer your own transport to take your new bike home, or we can deliver a day or two after the event.

DEADLINE - 30 December 2012

Would you like your child to be one of the 30 children getting a free bike?

How to register your interest:

1. "Like" or "Tweet" this page (below)

2. Fill out the Registration of Interest form located here

3. You're done!

What does it mean to be a single mum?Of course, the


are the most important thing in a single mum's life. Kids are the focus and always have been. But along with the children, there are other matters that can confuse a single mum's life.


plays a big part of a single mother's life, mainly because this is where a large percentage of single mums get their finances from. Centrelink are the source from where the

single mother pension

, or as it is otherwise known, the single parent payment comes from. The single mother pension is a subsistence amount, but just the same, it is money to live on, and so it is important, no matter if it is called single parent payment, single mother pension or whatever Centrelink welfare classes it at the time

Often, single mums come out of a


or defacto relationship only to find that their troubles have just begun, and find that their first step leads them towards Family Law - it's time to engage a lawyer.
There are more than just Centrelink finance problems to worry about, as mentioned before, but also

child custody

issues. Child custody is something that hits right at the heart of

single mums

. If a single mother's ex husband or ex partner has been a domestic violence perpetrator, the mum may be greatly worried about child custody. They worry that their kids won't be safe with their spouse, who has already proven to be abusive because they caused

domestic violence

, which resulted in a divorce or separation.

Even so,

Family Court

will often still order a form of child custody named

Shared Parenting

. Shared Parenting is a form of child custody division of time or parental responsibility between the parents. Mother's often look for a good divorce lawyer to try to avoid share parenting with an abusive ex-spouse after divorce, however in many cases Shared Parenting is still the outcome after the divorce, no matter how good the divorce lawyers have been. They will often settle for visitation at a contact centre or access centre where fathers or mothers are supervised during child custody access.

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