Woy Woy Branch

Welcome to The Woy Woy Branch

We don’t all knit or bake, we are apolitical and non religious. We have a range of ages and abilities within our group and we pride ourselves on being inclusive not exclusive.

The contribution to the local community made by the Woy Woy Branch continues to grow. They regularly support Coast Shelter, Coast Community Connections, Evolution Youth Service, Central Coast Seabird Rescue, Guide Dog Sponsorship, local schools, hospitals and other not for profit.

Meetings every Wednesday from 9am. though we are on a forced break at present. Send us a contact form and we will let you know when our branch is back to holding meetings.

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Our Meeting Place

30 The Boulevarde, Woy Woy
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Regular Meetups

Every Wednesday, 9am

The branch donates both money raised and handmade items to be sold, raffled or used. Including those famous scones. Endless batches go out each year from the hall kitchen with its new oven, sourced with funding, and the first the branch has had!

The branch has a strong emphasis on sustainability and recycling with their products. One of their most popular has been crocheted sleeping mats, made from used plastic shopping bags and donated to Coast Shelter for distribution to those sleeping rough on the Coast.

Crocheted and knitted items also find their way to charities such as Ronald MacDonald Family Room at Gosford or being sold to raise funds. The Woy Woy branch have also been helping out drought affected areas including a donation to their sister branch in Pilligra, a small village west of Narrabri.
Most recently the branch has been looking for ways to utilise their hall and its grounds. They recently hosted BreastScreen within their grounds which saw a huge increase in both visibility and response. The MeasureUp van was next, offering bone density tests, free to those over 70.
Hosting these organisations not only makes vital health services available to locals in a convenient spot, it also raises funds that the branch can then use to support our community. Plus, if you are lucky, there might be a lovely cup of tea and slice of homemade cake available after your test!
The secret of the CWA’s success has always been the theory of many doing a little. Individuals can have a huge impact when they work together. The CWA is also about forming friendships and it is the perfect conduit to bring different generations of women together to contribute to their community.

Upcoming Events

Movie Fundraiser 🎞️
We kickstart our fundraising year with this fantastic event. For every ticket sold $10 goes straight to Central Coast Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service – CCDVCAS
Their Vision – All women and children have the right to live free from domestic and family violence. On the Central Coast women and children are supported to have access to quality services that are, responsive to their needs, in order to thrive and live in a safe and healthy community
What they do – CCDVCAS supports police victims at Court, during the mention and hearings stages, by providing a safe room and information about court and their Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO).
CCDVCAS partners with Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water Police Prosecutors to provide monthly hearing clinics at each courts. The hearing clinics allow victims an opportunity to be informed of the court process prior to giving evidence
CCDVCAS supports women who apply for private ADVO or variation via the Local Court Registrar by making referrals to the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) at Wyong or the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Duty Scheme (DVDS) at Gosford for legal representation on ADVO list days. The DVU and DVDS can also assist women who are female defendants in Police matters where they have been identified (by CCDVCAS or Police) as a primary victim
CCDVCAS has established partnerships with, and work in collaboration with, local police, local courts, and other members of the justice sector and other local services to respond effectively to domestic and family violence.
🍿So why not get a group of friends together and enjoy this fantastic event. Prizes to be won, fun to be had and all the while knowing you are helping raise much needed funds that go straight to victims in the form of gift cards, fuel vouchers, opal cards and much more.
🎫 Tickets can be purchased directly from the cinema or purchased using the QR code. Please note that the QR code system incurs a $2.50 booking fee per ticket.
Posted 7th October 2021
Whilst 14 weeks of lockdown can sometimes be unproductive, not so for our members who have been busy making masks for school children, creativity bags for Coast Shelter and have absolutely flourished in their endeavors for Elsie’s Retreat Project over the past weeks.
This delivery consists of 22 quilts, 33 bereavement bags and 10 pairs of knitted mittens for Elsie’s Project and Gosford Hospital. Whilst lockdown has meant we cannot meet at the hall or have market stalls we can still rally when the community asks for help, just as our forebears did when the branch opened in 1932.
Next year we celebrate turning 90 and our current president, Jane Bowtell, couldn’t be prouder of all our members and what each and every one of them bring to the branch. Without them it would not be the successful well regarded branch it is today.

We are back in business!
Need a friendly, COVIDSafe space to hire on a casual or permanent basis? Please phone our Hall Hire Officer, Wendy on 0414 415 738 for a chat.
Competitive rates with parking on site. Kitchen space with fridge and stove. All tables and chairs included.*
We do have strict COVIDSafe procedures, as well as QR check in – if you’d like to know more, simply enquire when booking.
*cute doggo not included 🐶
Earlier this year we started a GoFundMe page to raise money for fire-resistant socks for our
NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers who work tirelessly all year, every year to keep us safe.

Why socks you ask? Because fire-resistant socks aren’t part of the standard uniform issue for RFS volunteers and we, along with

Central Coast Disaster Relief – CCDR think they should be.

On Tuesday with many thanks to Craig from Workin’ Gear, Tim from Wilderness Wear and all of you who donated to our fundraiser, we handed over 400 pure Australian wool fire-resistant socks. We also donated 467 cooling neck-ties thanks to the sewing efforts of our busy members.

Wool from Tasmania, socks made in Victoria by a 100% owned Australian company. Not only can we save feet but we can help a farmer, a manufacturer and keep people employed.
Our goal is to cover all the RFS feet on the coast so if you can spare a few dollars this summer season please pop over to our campaign page and donate today!
If you have donated already, thank you! This would not have been possible without your support.
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