Women’s hub a winner

Women enjoy the drop-in pamper day at the Hub. Wendy Steed with the award.
Women enjoy the drop-in pamper day at the Hub. Wendy Steed with the award.

The prize was presented at the ConnectGroups Self Help and Support Groups Gala Night on September 11.

The organisation was only opened in February, after a group of women saw a need for the service in York and the wider Wheatbelt.

Health Hub secretary Julie Ashworth said the founders could see a need to access a safe place for resources, information sharing, counselling, financial and emotional support.

‘Even though we have been operating for a short period, this award is recognition of our hard work and the hours of volunteering by all who are involved,’ she said.

‘Our hope is for the hub to find a permanent home and to continue to be supported by our community.’

The organisation is the first of its kind for York and is being run out of the Old York Tennis Club.

About 27 women use the program and take part in singing classes, art classes, drop in pamper days and so on.

Hub chairwoman Wendy Steed said the group of women started talking about the idea for the free service, open to all, last year.