Drought, Flood and Fire Relief
Through tough farming years and disaster events, members of the CWA work quietly behind the scenes to help hard-hit regional families and communities with financial and other support. When 2015/16 saw major fires devastate Esperance and Yarloop, and floods hit the Great Southern and Wheatbelt this year, CWA was there supporting those affected. Now drought threatens the States rural communities again, as it did in 2006/7….
CWA is invaluable to rural people in times of need.
Wanslea Foster Care
Members make and donate clothes, toys, and other items for the foster children in care in regional areas, particularly in the Great Southern / Albany region at present.
CWA Prosthesis Group
In consultation with the Cancer Foundation this group makes such items as prosthesis and cushions to assist the comfort of breast cancer sufferers.
King Edward Memorial Hospital project
Assistance is given to new mothers who need a pram and/or clothing for a new babe. The KEMH Welfare staff will refer patients with a need. Members also provide clothing and special items for the special care nursery at KEMH and also for Princess Margaret Hospital.
A favourite project with members is the ‘Lil Octopus’ for premature babies.
Statewide Hospital Projects
Toilet bags (including toiletries) are provided for local hospitals and Womens Refuges by branches, and also for State or local emergencies through the Association’s Head Office. Projects such as knee rugs and ‘fiddle rugs’ for aged care facilities, and zimmer-frame shopping bags, are also provided by members.