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COUNTRY WOMEN SUPPORT ORANGE SKY

THE Country Women’s Association (CWA) has supported Orange Sky Laundry throughout 2020, holding events to raise much needed funds.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fundraising has been a bit harder than usual, but CWA members persisted, and through various methods, including an online raffle, were able to present more than $6000 to Orange Sky.

Some branches also donated funds direct to the organisation.

Orange Sky Australia started in Brisbane in 2014 and is a free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness.

Originally established by Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett as a way to restore dignity to people doing it tough, it has now expanded to 33 services across the country and has been in strong demand with the COVID crisis.

CWA state vice president Madelaine Thompson said the CWA were proud to support such a worthy cause.

Due to COVID-19, Orange Sky will continue to be the project for CWA’s fundraiser until September 2021.

For more information, contact state secretary Sandra Bingham on 6231 3706.

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