Both a local organisation and struggling NSW drought-affected farmers have benefited from the successful Dungog Clarence Town branch of the Country Women's Association's annual Bush Poets Day.
Sarah U'Brien from the Dungog Shire Community Centre was a special guest at the September meeting to receive a $750 cheque and give a short talk about the new Doug the Reading Bug project which is seeking adults who can read to children.
CWA member Lois Sanders said that she was delighted that the branch's annual Poets Day was able to directly benefit a local organisation with an equal amount sent to head office.
"We have nominated these funds towards CWA NSW's Disaster Relief. They are really stretched financially to address the widespread hardship created by the drought and fires. Every little bit helps. It is very rewarding to know that our local CWA branch efforts have a far reaching impact."
The CWA's annual Quiltarama which will be held October 12 and 13 at Clarence Town is now in its thirteenth year.
There is an exhibition of quality quilts at the Senior Citizens Centre and an exciting suppliers market in the hall.
"We raise funds through the $5 entry fee, nominal stall fees and our delicious refreshments," said Mrs Sanders.
Any enquiries about donations, membership or hall hire can be made to Vice President Julie Fitzgerald on 0457 859744.