Urunga VIEW welcomes Salvation Army Major Cathy Rogerson as guest speaker

Salvation Army Major Cathy Rogerson and Urunga VIEW Club president Merridy Anderson with some of the amazing designs created and knitted by club members.

URUNGA VIEW club welcomed Salvation Army Major Cathy Rogerson as guest speaker at their June meeting.

“Major Cathy spoke about the services that they provide and new services that have been introduced,” Urunga VIEW Club spokesperson Sharon Grainger told News Of The Area.

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Members were particularly interested in the food bus that provides support for homeless people in Coffs Harbour.

“Our members love hearing the different stories of our speakers; it’s so interesting to hear other people’s stories and what drives their lives forward.

“We have speakers from many community groups which keeps us updated and educated on numerous topics.”

Every year in June the club doubles up its regular monthly fundraising for The Smith Family with a collection of needed items to donate to the Salvation Army.

“It always amazes us seeing the creative talents of the members.

“They made warm woollen beanies and scarves, there were knitted blankets, cute woolly toys, flannel shirts, thick, warm socks, sleeping bags and even covers for hot water bottles (with the water bottles) which they may be able to fill up when the food van has hot water for their drinks,” she said.

“We donate the items, and the Salvos then sort out where they go.”

Every month the VIEW Club holds a meeting and lunch at Club Urunga to raise money for The Smith Family by running a trading table.

“Our members make biscuits, bring plants, books and various items to sell, and we hold raffles and part of our meal price is put towards raising funds.”

The branch nominates that the money is to be used for education packs to be given to students in need at the
beginning of each school year.

All women are welcome to join Urunga VIEW (Voice, Interests and Education for Women) Club at the monthly luncheons.

For information call Nena on 0438 523 700.


The works of art created by Urunga VIEW club members for the June Salvos fundraiser.

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