Clarence Valley Independent

Grafton CWA

The Grafton Branch of CWA held its monthly meeting on Friday September 13, with 15 members attending.

‘Awareness Week’ for CWA was held September 1 to 9. Eye Care Plus were very generous in allowing handicraft articles, journals, and posters to be displayed in their window bringing our aims and our objectives to the general public. We received many complimentary remarks from the community, requesting that we leave our display next year in the window for several more days.

On Friday September 9 our cake stall and sausage sizzle was held in Bunnings car park. We would like to thank the people of Grafton for their support on the day.

On Friday September 13 Grafton CWA branch held “Tarts” day which is a fund-raising event raising monies for medical research. The project we are supporting is ‘endometriosis’, a debilitating condition which effects many women.

Sister Roslyn Hollis from the Grafton Community Health centre was our guest speaker for the afternoon, we were given an insight how this disease effects women. It can be in a mild form, or a severe form resulting in surgery. Our guests were very pleased with the brochures they were given on this subject and will be able to inform their daughters and granddaughters of this disease.

A lovely afternoon tea was served followed by Tombola; all monies raised will be forwarded to CWA head office in Sydney to be distributed to the research specialists at our State Conference 2020.

Grafton Branch CWA will be holding a street stall in Coles mall in King Street, selling raffle tickets. Prizes are: 1st – $100 gift voucher for a coloured canvas print from Harvey Normans; 2nd – basket assorted jams; 3rd – basket of crafted articles; 4th – $40 Coles voucher; 5th – $30 gift voucher Harvey’s Jewellers.

Please support our farmers for ongoing drought relief.

Carol Smith

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