What a year it has been for the Make Time Women’s Group!
With the ladies participating in many volunteering opportunities this year, they have become an influential force within the local Penrith area.
They have made and donated 40 library bags to local schools, 20 long term medication bags to nursing homes, 50 homemade grocery bags for Mama Lana’s Community Foundation, reducing the amount of plastic bags when providing food to the homeless.
They have helped us at the NCNS Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre with events and Brekky Club food preparation, served food at our annual NAIDOC Cup event as well as donated toys for children in the outback in NCNS Aboriginal Community Worker, Dave Gillet’s Toy run.
This year has been a fabulous journey. The women have learnt new skills, shared ideas and created close friendships where they can support each other in day to day life.
It was lovely to celebrate the end of the year with a High Tea at the Teapot Museum at Leura, where they enjoyed tasty treats and explored the area.
Some of the women are environmental warriors, who have been cleaning up the local area as they walk with our Ploggers Group. This High tea was partly funded by the collection of cans and bottles in the last half of this year.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the women who make up the Make Time Women’s Group and congratulate them on the massive contribution to their local community in 2018.
We are looking forward to 2019 and the adventures it will bring!