Tea to help the needy over Christ­mas

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times News -

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.

Pic­ture: Karen Hunt

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.

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