The Forbes CWA ladies have had an immensely busy six months.
The year started off strong with the CWA’s Australia Day Damper Day, where the ladies proved their famous catering for morning teas and lunches. This was followed by members Robin Pols and Anne Read’s speech to the National Trust about the history of CWA Forbes.
The CWA were delighted to receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Phil Donato’s Office for their help at the CWA Hall in their immaculate hosting of the Forbes Hidden Treasures presentation. The hardworking ladies continue to give toiletry bags to the Forbes Hospital, along with teddy bears and butterflies to the Pathology Centres.
One major achievement this year was the contribution of food and service to the phenomenally successful Garema Get Up and Go, which supports mental health, with people coming in from all over the region for the day. The ladies provided all guests with an impressive spread of delicious treats for morning tea.
In the last four months, during COVID-19 restrictions, the CWA have found ways to help the Forbes community. Every school in Forbes has received beautifully homemade library bags. These bags were gratefully received by all schools. The preschools have received many items from the CWA Forbes Branch, including library bags, dolls clothes, dolls blankets, dolls quilts and
beanies. June Lamb has been busy knit- ting squares for blankets, with Dawn Ible crocheting beautiful edges. Aprons are still being made along with other items. The members of CWA have enjoyed being able to help these educational centres and the children.
The ladies have also been collecting donations to The Pantry which is operating again from the Church Hall.
The CWA is eager to welcome new members, if you are interested in joining the cheerful and dedicated team, please do not hesitate in contacting one of the members or President of the CWA Forbes Branch, Elaine Bright on 0402 025 888.