CWA sup­port­ing Childers

Isis Town and Country - - News -

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.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

HELP­ING HAND: Lu­cia Momesso, Rosie Shut­tle­wood, De­bra Mur­phy and Donna Dun­can.

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