Assistance – Community

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.

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.

  • Feelie Hearts for all those who need to know they are loved!

    Feelie Hearts for all those who need to know they are loved!

  • Feelie Hearts help traumatised youth

    Feelie Hearts help traumatised youth

  • Meg Northover with Teddies for Disadvantaged Children

    Meg Northover with Teddies for Disadvantaged Children

  • Community Coordinator, Anne-Marie Guest, displaying a Fiddle Rug

    Community Coordinator, Anne-Marie Guest, displaying a Fiddle Rug

  • Fiddle Rugs for Nursing Homes

    Fiddle Rugs for Nursing Homes

  • Fiddle Rugs for Dementia Patients

    Fiddle Rugs for Dementia Patients

  • Rugs and Toys for disadvantaged or sick children

    Rugs and Toys for disadvantaged or sick children

  • Clothing and Rugs for Hospitals and Nursing Homes

    Clothing and Rugs for Hospitals and Nursing Homes