Tea to help the needy over Christmas
THE Country Women’s Association held a morning tea in Bridgetown on Friday for farmers doing it tough in the north.
Community members were invited to enjoy tea and a variety of sponge cakes for a modest donation of $4 with the money going towards Christmas hampers.
Non-perishable food items were also donated towards the hampers and IGA contributed a voucher for $50, CWA secretary Rosemarie Butler said.
The money and goods would be sent to Perth where hampers would be assembled for distribution through the Sir James Mitchell Welfare Fund.
“They will be trucked up to the farmers and distributed to make it a happier Christmas,” Mrs Butler said.
“Every CWA branch is contributing to it.”
In a separate project, the Bridgetown CWA collected items for rubber-lined toiletry bags which will go to people in need.
Those bags will also be distributed through the CWA head office in Perth.
Bridgetown CWA secretary Rosemarie Butler, club vice-president Lyn Pendlebury and members Dorothy Grigson and Elsie Sutton take a break after serving morning tea on Friday.