The newly formed Wyong Women’s Shed officially opened its doors on February 27, with Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride, cutting the ribbon.
Also showing their support on the day was the well established Wyong Men’s Shed, and, Debbie Samuels, of The Creative Compassion Centre Inc.
The Wyong Women’s shed is group designed to run in a similar fashion to the well established Men’s Shed movement on the Coast.
“We know and believe that there is a need in our local community for our group,” said Women’s Shed President, Kim Moylan.
“The Wyong Women’s Shed provides a welcoming social environment for women from all walks of life, who come together to share their lives and issues they are facing, they are also able to share their knowledge and skills with one another.
“A lot of women find themselves alone with no support, and they are often isolated with no social interaction.
“We run women’s activities such as sewing and a large variety of crafts,” Moylan said.
With members ranging in age from 25 to 77, the group is off to a roaring start and are happy to welcome new members.
“Our Shed is giving back to the local community by making and gifting to local nursing homes of trolley bags for walkers and dignity clothing.
“We are also knitting beanies, scarfs and other clothing items for the homeless and less fortunate people in our community,” Moylan said.
Media release, Feb 28
Kim Moylan, Wyong Women’s Shed