CWA Cockburn offering plenty for local women

Young Cockburn girls Anya with Cockburn CWA members Noeline Locke, Charmaine Riccio (from The Charming Baker) and Lynne Phillips.
Young Cockburn girls Anya with Cockburn CWA members Noeline Locke, Charmaine Riccio (from The Charming Baker) and Lynne Phillips.

THEY are still in its infancy, but the Cockburn branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) is already growing relationships and self-esteem among local ladies.

Formed last year as a way to give Cockburn women the chance to make and grow friendships, the local branch has already united many through activities, education, service and advocacy.

With community at the centre of their work, recent focuses have included supporting people with dementia and sponsoring a young Cockburn resident to attend the CWA Young Leaders Training Weekend.

The group is now looking to start a monthly crafters program in June, pending a grant.

CWA Cockburn branch public relations officer Tanya Picen said their aim was to unite women of all generations and backgrounds.

“CWA allows you to make friends, receive support and make a difference in your community,” she said.

“It is an avenue to provide service, get involved in the local community and offers opportunities for leadership experiences.

“CWA is voice for women.”

Visit www.cwaofwa.asn.au or email cwacockburn@gmail.com for more information on joining.