First anniversary celebrated
A group supporting indigenous women in Karratha refused to let rain ruin their birthday as they celebrated turning one year old with an indoor barbecue.
While the heavens may have prevented the original park barbecue plans, the Strong Women’s group moved indoors for a feed, activities and a chat among friends.
Karratha Central Healthcare Aboriginal outreach worker Michelle Dann said the group helped women who may be feeling isolated in Karratha meet new people.
“You get a lot of people here who come from different towns and need to meet other people but also have more support from the community,” she said.
“I think it is important to have support here for all the indigenous women in Karratha, especially being such a big place.
“Some women who come here don’t have family up here so it’s really good to have somewhere to meet.”
Upcoming activities include a healthy-heart cooking class with the Heart Foundation and first aid training with St John Ambulance.
Ms Dann said whatever the ladies wanted to do, the group would help facilitate it.
“We’re looking at being at a point where we can take new people around and show them main areas and introduce them to organisations around town too,” she said.
The group meets every fortnight, with a break over school holidays.
The Strong Women's group held its first anniversary last week.