The CWA and Coles Armidale work together to raise money for farmers

WORKING TOGETHER: CWA members Taj Mari, Emmy Forge, Bev Eichorn, Thea Zwiebel, and Eileen Mitchell, with Coles Armidale's store manager Nick Ridley and store support manager Kyle Swift. Photo: Nicholas Fuller
WORKING TOGETHER: CWA members Taj Mari, Emmy Forge, Bev Eichorn, Thea Zwiebel, and Eileen Mitchell, with Coles Armidale's store manager Nick Ridley and store support manager Kyle Swift. Photo: Nicholas Fuller

Come support the CWA’s fund-raising drought effort at Coles Armidale, Marsh Street, and indulge yourself – in a good cause!

The Country Women’s Association and Coles have teamed up to raise money for drought-stricken farmers.

For today only, the Armidale / Kellys Plains CWA branches are selling their famous cakes, slices, and scones; pulled lamb rolls; and craft products at the supermarket until 6.30pm.

Coles will match every dollar the CWA makes.

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Nearly 20 ladies from the two CWA branches and their friends will run the stall. They have been busy baking and collecting donations.

“The generosity of people has been amazing,” CWA member Thea Zwiebel said. “People have been only too willing to help. We’ve been amazed.”

The CWA are also selling $2.00 raffle tickets to win a $250 shopping voucher.

Prizes will be drawn at 6.30pm, when the stall closes.

“Coles wants to support our farmers,” store manager Nick Ridley said. “Being in Armidale, we're very passionate about supporting our local community, and want to make sure we do our part.”

Coles supplied everything the CWA ladies needed, so there’s no cost to the CWA. 

“It all goes directly where it needs to go,” Thea said.

The stall is part of a month-long collaboration between Coles and the CWA to support families affected by the drought.

"We thank the CWA for all their support, and effort organizing today particularly,” Mr Ridley said. “The Coles Armidale team have done a great job at fundraising throughout the whole effort."

Throughout NSW, Coles is matching every dollar customers donate, at any checkout. All funds raised will be provided to the CWA (through its state and territory organisations) to help families cover school expenses and food, medical, electricity, and water bills. 

Coles also gave farmers $5 million in grants and interest-free loans from the Coles Nurture Fund for projects that will help them combat drought.

Next week, the CWA will be in the Armidale Central Shopping Centre, raising funds as part of their Awareness Week.