CWA support community’s vulnerable

THANK YOU: Maureen Fleming (right) from the Mittagong CWA presents a cheque of $500 to service manager Helen Denning and client Ron McLaughlin of Wingecarribee Adult Day Centre. Photo: Charli Shield.

THANK YOU: Maureen Fleming (right) from the Mittagong CWA presents a cheque of $500 to service manager Helen Denning and client Ron McLaughlin of Wingecarribee Adult Day Centre. Photo: Charli Shield.

After more than eight decades of service, the Mittagong Country Women’s Association (CWA) continue to champion vulnerable members of the community.

This week the group donated $500 to two not-for-profit support services in Bowral, using money raised throughout the last financial year. 

Long-serving member Maureen Fleming presented the cheques on Tuesday, August 8. 

The first cheque was given to Suzi Kenny of Stafford Cottage, who said the money would go toward helping a low-income family enter their child into a community sport program.

Mittagong CWA's Maureen Fleming presents a cheque of $500 to Suzi Kenney, Manager at Stafford Cottage. Photo: Charli Shield.

Mittagong CWA's Maureen Fleming presents a cheque of $500 to Suzi Kenney, Manager at Stafford Cottage. Photo: Charli Shield.

A second cheque was granted to the Wingecarribee Adult Day Centre in Bowral, which provides a vibrant social space for frail and ageing members of the community. 

The centre is currently trying to raise $300 000 to expand and renovate their building to accommodate more members. The CWA’s donation brings their current total to just under $150 000. 

Many community support services run exclusively on donations and consider the aid of the CWA invaluable.