CWA supporting Childers
THERE were smiles all round when the team of dedicated organisers and volunteers from the Australia Day celebrations handed over a cheque in the amount of $365.10 to the Childers Neighbourhood Centre.
Debra Murphy received the cheque on behalf of the centre and said the money would go to supporting victims of domestic violence.
“Tragically, more and more women are seeking support and assistance, and we need more help to continue the services,” Ms Murphy said.
The generous team from the Childers branch of the CWA organised this year’s festivities.
Childers CWA President Rosie Shuttlewood said the event received great support from the community each year.
“Domestic violence is a major concern in rural areas and the CWA does what we can to support other women,” Mrs Shuttlewood said.
Mrs Shuttlewood said she was impressed with the money raised and she thanked the community for all its support.
“If it wasn’t for great events such as Australia Day we wouldn’t be able to support an important community issue,” Mrs Shuttlewood said.
Even with the lingering threat of the doors closing permanently, the dedicated women of the CWA continue to support others.
“As a community we need to do what we can to stamp out domestic violence,” she said.
HELPING HAND: Lucia Momesso, Rosie Shuttlewood, Debra Murphy and Donna Duncan.