Supportive gesture for war widows
A donation to the Albany War Widows’ Guild will give waraffected women a chance to get together during an organised outing.
There are 15 local members set to benefit from the donation by the City of Albany of $700 raised at the Convoy Campout earlier in the year. The money is expected to be used within the next month for social support.
Co-ordinator Vicki Clark said the Albany WWG was formed to support war widows from World War II but now included members who had felt the effect of many different conflicts.
“A lot of the women are quite frail aged at the moment and don’t get to go out much, so we will try to organise an event where we can take a bus out to a winery for lunch,” Ms Clark said.
“They have developed some wonderful friendships and support networks,
“We get together once a month and I know that they stay in contact with each other in-between these get-togethers.”
The War Widows’ Guild is an Australia-wide organisation.
Albany WWG co-ordinator Vicki Clark with City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington.