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March 8, 2021

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The Byron Community Centre’s Surati Glombitza and Cherie Bromley with Michelle Wallace from the Bangalow CWA.

Everyone is doing their bit to bring Christmas to those less fortunate and many groups are collecting gifts for the homeless in the Northern Rivers.

Representatives from the Country Women’s Association delivered 72 personal care bags to the Byron Community Centre and the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre last week.

Alison Crook AO and Michelle Wallace of the Bangalow took bags are full of sanitary and hygiene products, underwear and skincare to be distributed to disadvantaged and homeless women through the two centre’s programs leading up to the holiday season.

Michelle Wallace said a lot of love has gone into the bags from the members of the CWA who are also working on drought relief projects and a Giving Tree for Xmas.

‘The CWA acknowledges the incredible support of the local businesses Woolworths, Byron Chemist Outlet, Bangalow Pharmacy and Coolangatta Dental Ballina,’ said Michelle. ‘They all donated hundreds of dollars worth of products to this dignity drive for women.’

Cherie Bromley of the Byron Community Centre said that the bags will be a welcome part of the recent Women Matter Too project for women doing it tough in the Byron Shire.

Any women who are facing disadvantage in any way can contact the Byron Community Centre and come to the weekly women’s wellness afternoon at the Community Cabin in Carlyle St.  The Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre offers a wide range of services for women and everyone in the community.

For more information contact:

Byron Community Centre’s programs call 6685 6807

Mullum Neighbourhoods programs call 6684 1286

Bangalow CWA Social Issues Committee visit the CWA rooms at 31 Byron St Bangalow or call 06687 0617.


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