Our Customer Service Leader, Jessica Hickey, was recently awarded the ‘Young Citizen of the Year Award’ in the Lord Mayor of Brisbane’s Australia Day Awards 2016. Jessica is a motivated 22-year-old studying speech pathology at university who still finds the time to work part-time and volunteer to assist the Community.
Jessica joined the Ecumenical Coffee Brigade in 2011 and volunteers monthly to go into the City with the Van at 6 o’clock in the morning to deliver tea, coffee, sandwiches and companionship to Brisbane’s homeless. She also volunteered at Homeless Connect in 2014 and 2015 on the Ecumenical Coffee Brigade stand, sharing information about the services they offer.
Jessica also became part of a group from St Joseph’s Bracken Ridge who visit Jacana – an acquired brain injury centre at Bracken Ridge – every three weeks to provide an ecumenical service followed by a sing-along for the residents. Jessica plays the piano and sings which the residents greatly enjoy.
During 2012, she and five friends formed an a capella group called The Notabelles. These girls perform free of charge for a variety of community events such as Einbunpin Festival at Sandgate, fundraising events for Motor Neurone Disease, at Retirement Villages, childcare centres and any other community event who enjoy the love of music and much as they do.
In 2011 Jessica became a part of the planning committee for JAFA – the Joseph and Anthony Fellowship of the Arts. This is a performing arts group that presents musicals every two years and concerts in between for the local community to enjoy. Jessica has been involved with five productions.
Jessica is a member of the Music Ministry at St Joseph’s Bracken Ridge Parish and shares her musical talents in many ways. She sings and plays piano regularly at mass, she plays and signs at major celebrations in the parish such as Christmas, Easter, funerals, Weddings and celebrations like Confirmation and First Eucharist. She co-ordinates a group of young musicians to lead a youth mass every six weeks.
Jess is also a member of SALT (Young Adult Group) which is open to 18 to 30-year-olds. The group meets once a fortnight on Sunday evenings for coffee to discuss social justice topics. This group has been involved in outreach projects including the organising of Christmas hampers for the families of prisoners.
Overall, Jessica is a fine young woman who always puts others first and enjoys volunteering to help the community. She is an inspiration to her generation.
Are you ready for the new school year? Make sure you visit our newsagency for your Back to School stationery needs. We have all the best products, bargain prices and a team of staff who are more than happy to assist with your school book lists.
To start the year rolling, we are offering you the chance to win 1 of 2 bicycles when you purchase any stationery product before 31 January 2016! Simply fill out the details on the end of your store receipt and place it in the entry box at our store.
Terms and conditions apply, for details see: BTS-Bicycle-2016-TCs.pdf
Trying to find the perfect gift and a sentimental greeting card to wrap up Christmas? Look no further than Nextra Chermside Newsagency. We have extended our trading hours to assist you during the festive season. Remember to visit us during Westfield Chermside’s Non-Stop Shop event – we’ll be open for 33-and-a-half hours until the end of trading on Christmas Eve!
|Thursday||17 December||8:00am||9:00pm||Extended Trading|
|Friday||18 December||8:00am||7:00pm||Extended Trading|
|Saturday||19 December||8:00am||6:00pm||Extended Trading|
|Sunday||20 December||9:00am||6:00pm||Extended Trading|
|Monday||21 December||8:00am||9:00pm||Extended Trading|
|Tuesday||22 December||8:00am||9:00pm||Extended Trading|
|Wednesday||23 December||8:00am||–||Non-Stop Shop|
|Thursday||24 December||–||5:30pm||Non-Stop Shop|
|Friday||25 December||CLOSED||Christmas Day|
|Saturday||26 December||9:00am||6:00pm||Boxing Day|
|Sunday||27 December||8:00am||5:00pm||Normal Trading Hours|
|Monday||28 December||8:00am||5:00pm||Boxing Day (in Lieu)|
|Tuesday||29 December||8:00am||6:00pm||Normal Trading Hours|
|Wednesday||30 December||8:00am||6:00pm||Normal Trading Hours|
|Thursday||31 December||8:00am||5:30pm||New Year’s Eve|
|Friday||01 January||10:00am||4:00pm||New Year’s Day|
|Saturday||02 January||8:00am||5:00pm||Normal Trading Hours|
Did you know you could win a 43-Inch Full-HD LED-LCD TV at Nextra Chermside Newsagency, Nextra Express Chermside and NewsExtra Chermside? Simply purchase one or more of the exciting $10 Countdown to Christmas Instant Scratch-Its to enter the draw! Each of our stores at Westfield Chermside is giving away a TV, so why not try your luck at all three outlets?
Terms and conditions apply and can be downloaded below.
Congratulations to Beth who won a fantastic Samsung HT-H6550WM 5.1 Channel Smart Blu-Ray Home Theatre System in our recent Fathers’ Day competition. We hope you enjoy your new prize! It features 1000W output, Blu-Ray and DVD playback, tallboy speakers, a passive subwoofer, smart tools, NFC and Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, DLNA, 3D playback, upscaling, USB recording, ARC and HDMI – wow!
Nextra, Nextra, read all about it! We are excited to share our new syndicate called “The Works”. Each of the 10 shares costs only $9.88 and gives you the following chances to win:
- 1 x System 8 for Monday Gold Lotto
- 2 x System 8 for Tuesday Oz Lotto
- 1 x System 8 for Wednesday Gold Lotto
- 1 x System 8 for Thursday Powerball
- 1 x System 8 for Saturday Gold Lotto
Visit our store at Westfield Chermside to be a part of this fun syndicate entry! Remember to play responsibly.
Have you chosen your super syndicate for the next Superdraw? This exciting Golden Casket lotto event will be held on Saturday 5 September 2015 and boasts an incredible $21 Million Division One prize pool. Don’t miss your chance to secure your favourite syndicate entry for this draw. Visit our friendly staff in-store to play your favourite numbers today!
You could win $20,000 a month for 20 YEARS!
Play the all-new Set for Life today at Nextra Chermside Newsagency
Have you heard about this exciting new game from Golden Casket? At Nextra Chermside Newsagency, we are thrilled to offer our players assistance with how to mark Set for Life coupons and explaining the new QuickSET entries.
Did you know Set for Life gives you the chance to win $20,000 a month for 20 years, with draws every day of the week? Every Set for Life entry gives you 7 days (that’s 7 draws!) and multiple chances each day to be Set for Life.
Make sure you visit our friendly staff at Westfield Chermside to play your first Set for Life game!
In every Set for Life draw, ten numbers are randomly drawn from thirty-seven. The first eight numbers drawn are the “Winning Numbers” and the last two numbers are the “Bonus Numbers”. You win if you match the right combination of Winning Numbers and Bonus Numbers with your entry.
Good luck – remember to have fun and play responsibly.
Looking for the perfect sentiment to share love, kindness and inspiration? Something for a friend, nana, mother or sister? An occasion such as a birthday? A special token to say thank you, get well or just to show appreciation for a wonderful friend?
Check out these beautiful NEW gifts that have just arrived at our store at Westfield Chermside Shoppingtown: