Williamtown Defence Family Group activity

Leanne Matthews, Krystal Rowell, Michelle Slater, Kay Elliott, Diane Ryani, Maryke Lee, Jenny Phillips and Helen Lind with mini-fashionistas Leviah and Jemma.
Leanne Matthews, Krystal Rowell, Michelle Slater, Kay Elliott, Diane Ryani, Maryke Lee, Jenny Phillips and Helen Lind with mini-fashionistas Leviah and Jemma.

 

THE Williamtown Defence Family Group Inc (WDFG) is a small not for profit organisation operated by a volunteer management committee.

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They undertake projects that support Defence members and their families to connect and integrate into the Williamtown community.

They aim to create positive opportunities for the Defence community to establish friendships, share local knowledge and show support for our past and present serving members.

Their current projects include; a weekly craft group, teaching members how to make tribute poppies, making handmade Christmas cards for deployed members, posting care packages to deployed members, making welcome bags for new families and giving them out at the annual Welcome Expo and a toy library.

They operate out of the RAAF Williamtown Family Room located on base next to the pool.

News Of The Area met with the volunteer group at Medowie’s Bull n Bush hotel during the week to discuss their current projects.

Some projects are for defence families only, others are open to the public.

This week’s event was a clothing swap, held in the front meeting room of the Bull n Bush.

This week’s Clothing Swap was an opportunity for people to meet new friends, enjoy some nibbles and up-cycle some pre-loved fashion treasures.

All funds raised by the events go back into creating more projects and events that support the Williamtown Defence community.”

Vice-president of the group, Krystal Rowell, told News Of The Area, “Our next major event is the Williamtown Defence Family Group Easter Celebration held at Fighterworld on Sunday 25 March from 1-3pm.”

“For this event we are selling tickets at Defence Bank and Australian Military Bank.”

“We will have amusements, live music, raffles, medieval reenactors, free hot cross buns, barista coffee and Easter eggs.”

The ladies would love to see some new faces come along and join in their activities.

You can contact them with any enquiries on: [email protected] or www.facebook.com/groups/WilliamtownDFG

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

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