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    Bushfire recovery effort: Tea towels from Cloth’s Julie Paterson

    We’ve all seen on the news the devastation the recent fires throughout New South Wales have caused. But it’s closer to home – literally – for former CWC speaker Julie Paterson of Cloth.

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    Julie is an active advocate for animal welfare and is also an ambassador for The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. In recent weeks her home in the Blue Mountains has been spared destruction, but many of her neighbour’s properties and the surrounding wilderness have unfortunately not been so lucky. Her partner Amanda wrote this blog post describing the decision to leave their home and the haunting return days later.

    To help raise funds for the recovery effort, Julie has put her creative hands to work and is selling a range of limited edition, 100% linen, hand screen printed tea towels through her website. There will be a few designs, and the first ‘Banksia’ (pictured below) is based on an original lino cut.

    The tea towels are $38.00 and funds will go to The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife to be distributed where they are needed most.

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    Posted by: Tess McCabe
    Categories: community support, women in art | Comments Off
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    Support Team Sonny and SIDS & Kids Victoria

    Former CWC speaker Stephanie Carello and her husband Gian are currently raising funds for SIDS & Kids Victoria, through their participation in The Age Run Melbourne.

    Sadly, earlier this year Stephanie and Gian’s son, Sonny, passed away in utero at 39.5 weeks. Unfortunately there is no determined cause as to why his heart stopped beating. SIDS & Kids Victoria have given the Carello’s much needed support from day one, and they continue to help them get through this very difficult time.

    Each year over 4,300 babies and children die suddenly and unexpectedly from sudden infant death syndrome, stillbirth, fatal sleeping accidents and accidental death. Over 50% of these deaths still have no known cause. SIDS & Kids Victoria works to change all this through the provision of education, bereavement support services and funding vital research into stillbirth, sudden infant death syndrome and safe sleeping practices. With 1% funding from the government, which equates to only $18,000 per year, SIDS & Kids Victoria relies heavily on donations from within our community.

    The Creative Women’s Circle, through ticket sales from our upcoming event, are happy to help ‘Team Sonny’ reach its fundraising goal of $5,000.

    If you would like to make a personal donation to Stephanie and her team, please visit the Team Sonny Everyday Hero.
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    Posted by: Tess McCabe
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