CWA Richmond and Castle Hill pack up essentials for new mums

Clothes were categorised and helpers had to make sure there was some of everything in each bag.

Clothes were categorised and helpers had to make sure there was some of everything in each bag.

RICHMOND CWA is firing on all barrels this year with a heap of activities in the pipeline, and you’re invited to be part of it.

The wealth of items the group accumulated for the project was breathtaking.

The wealth of items the group accumulated for the project was breathtaking.

The first meeting for 2017 will be on Monday, February 13 at 10am at the group’s premises on West Market Street. “Interested women are welcome to join us,” member Lynette Dunn said.

It wasn't just big girls helping on the day.

It wasn't just big girls helping on the day.

After giving the rooms a spruce up, the branch’s first activity on January 24 was helping Castle Hill branch pack more than 40 mother-and-baby clothing packs for new mums in Papua New Guinea, as so many women who give birth there have nothing but the lap lap they’re wearing.

“Each bag had underwear, sanitary pads, a washer, soap, towel and a nightie for the mum, and a singlet, two nappies with pins, a wondersuit, booties, a bunnyrug and a toy for the baby,” Richmond president Jenny Griffiths explained. The bags will be taken to Newcastle by Rotary and put on a ship to New Guinea.

Bags bulging with clothing for mums and bubs pile up. They all had to be sewn up when full to stop rifling on the ship and in transit on land.

Bags bulging with clothing for mums and bubs pile up. They all had to be sewn up when full to stop rifling on the ship and in transit on land.

Other plans for the year include inviting ladies from local aged care facilities to a Mother's Day tea, monthly street stalls, weekly craft days and some bus trips.

Call 0407 455 178 for more.

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