Nelson Bay CWA Serves Up Traditional Christmas Cakes

The ladies from the Nelson Bay CWA with their already sold Christmas cakes are ready to bake more to meet the needs of the community. Photo: Marian Sampson.

 

TUCKED away on a back street of Nelson Bay is the CWA Hall.

Here the ladies of the CWA raise funds and deliver services to the community.

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For many the CWA brings to mind the perfect sponge cake being judged at the Royal Easter Show.

For others it is the practical aid they deliver in rural areas.

The CWA was formed in 1922 when country women were fighting isolation and a lack of health facilities.

The members worked tirelessly to set up baby health care centres, fund bush nurses, build and staff maternity wards, hospitals, schools, rest homes, seaside and mountain holiday cottages – and much more.

The women of the CWA have been initiators, fighters and lobbyists.

They have made localities into communities by providing social activities and educational, recreational and medical facilities.

This week the Nelson Bay CWA have been baking up a storm and are ready to take orders for their famous Christmas Cakes.

They also held a market day at the hall on Saturday morning where books, plants and other treats were on offer.

Women in NSW and ACT can join a local branch and have a voice in the nation’s affairs, socialise with others and assist the community.

Larry of Corlette just purchased one of the CWA cakes, he told News Of The Area, “The Cake was fantastic I would recommend it to anyone who has a taste for quality!”

For anyone wishing to order a cake or to find out more about joining the CWA contact Margie on 0417 742 864.

 

Members of the Men’s Shed at Salamander Bay were at the CWA Hall this weekend selling beautifully crafted timber gifts and homewares. Photo: Marian Sampson.

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