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CWA’s Aliison Kelly and Louise Somerville had got the wrap you need for Christmas. Photo LisaG Photography.

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They have wrap and they have gifts to make your shopping a little easier. From Monday, December 13, CWA Lismore Evening Branch and CWA Lismore Day Branch volunteers will be wrapping gifts in-store at Blooms The Chemist from 11am until 2pm each weekday up to, and including, Christmas Eve.

Wrappers and supporters – Aliison Kelly (CWA Lismore Day Branch President), Louise Somerville (CWA Lismore Evening Branch Publicity Officer), Elaine Unsworth (Manager, Blooms The Chemist), Kerry Harvey (CWA Lismore Evening Branch President), Kristie Allport (Summerland Credit Union) and Sarah Parry (Summerland Credit Union). Photo LisaG Photography.

Leave gifts to be wrapped

President of CWA Lismore Day Branch Aliison Kelly, is looking forward to a bit of festive wrapping. ‘If you have a lot of gifts, just leave them all with us while you go and enjoy a coffee – save time, relax and let the CWA do the work for you.’ 

The CWA encourages shoppers to support Lismore businesses when buying gifts for loved ones and to save them all up until December 13 onwards for wrapping at their stall. Gifts will be wrapped by gold coin donation and the more gifts and donations the merrier. 

Organiser of the wrap, CWA Lismore Evening Branch’s Louise Somerville says the CWA want to thank four fantastic Lismore businesses supporting them to run the stall. Blooms The Chemist; Summerland Credit Union; Magpie Signs and LisaG Photography, who have all helped make this possible.

CWA made gifts

CWA gifts: A large gift box filled with special treats for $70.

Members of the Country Women’s Association Lismore Evening Branch have also been busily making gift boxes for Christmas.

President Kerry Harvey says the CWA are preparing limited numbers of each gift and there is something special for everyone.

The CWA beautifully-boxed preserves gift package for $25.

The CWA is preparing a beautifully-boxed preserves gift package for $25 and our large gift box filled with special treats for $70 and a Grab-and-Go stocking filler Lego bag for $25 to take on picnics with the little ones.

Foe the kids The CWA Grab-and-Go stocking filler Lego bag for $25 great for picnics with the little ones.

All orders are local – pick-up only – and must be placed by December 10. Gift boxes will be ready for collection from the CWA Rooms in Spinks Park on Monday December 13 between 4 – 6pm or Wednesday Dec 22 between 1 – 3pm.

It’s as simple as emailing your details and gift selection to [email protected]. The CWA treasurer will then contact you and arrange payment by direct deposit and a time for you to collect your gift box..

Join up and do great things

All funds raised with help the CWA, which celebrate their centenary in 2022, to provide assistance during floods, droughts, fires and other disasters whilst striving for better living conditions in rural regions such as affordable social housing. Women of the CWA are initiators, fighters and lobbyists.

The CWA have made flour into scone, fruit into jam and localities into communities by providing social activities and educational, recreational and medical facilities.

The Wrapping rap

Will they rap while they wrap? If you ask nicely with nice manners they will think about…

If you would like to join the CWA there are two branches in Lismore, Evening or Day, to suit the lifestyles of women and girls of all ages. Contact the Evening Branch Secretary at [email protected] or Day Branch Secretary at [email protected] to find out more. Both Branches are also on Facebook.


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