The Young CWA branch are holding their Spring Fair on Saturday, September 22 at the CWA rooms in Lovell St from 9am until 2pm.
The members of the Young CWA will be hosting a morning tea, with the profits going towards the branch.
This will be followed by a lunch made by the Young Army Cadets to raise money for the unit.
There will be a raffle drawn, with the main prize being a garden bench valued at $160 donated by the Young Men’s Shed, as well as other prizes with profits going towards the CWA Cottage Craft shop.
A number of the CWA members and residents will also be getting their head shaved and or coloured to raise money for Young.
Other stores featuring at the Spring Fair include the CWA Cottage Craft Shop, Bric A Brac, Scentsy, Blown Away Balloons, plant stores and Lots of Slime.
The Spring Fair coincides with the Young CWA branch launching its annual Awareness Week campaign from September 1 through to September 8.
This year, the CWA are raising awareness to the widening gap between health care services in country communities and those in metropolitan centres.
President of the Young branch, Lyn Callaghan says she is worried by the ongoing erosion of health care services in rural and regional areas.
“Seven million Australians live outside our major cities, representing a significant proportion of the nation’s population, which should count for something when governments are splitting up the health care dollars.
Ms Callaghan said for too long, the needs of rural and regional communities have been ignored and the inequity has grown.
“Reduced access to services – and the often exorbitant costs associated with having to travel away for specialised care – results in poorer health outcomes for country Australians and in a wealthy country like Australia, that’s simply not good enough,” she said.
Women interested in joining the Young branch of the CWA of NSW can come along to our meeting on Tuesday, September 2 at 2.30pm in the CWA rooms at Lovell St, Young.