THE Casino Country Women's Association has distributed almost $30,000 to local services for the elderly.
The money was recouped from the CWA's head office in Sydney from the sale of its building in Simpson Parade 12 months ago.
The local members decided it would be good if they could give something back to the community, particularly to those women who had given so much to the CWA over the years.
Secretary Rita Nicholls set about contacting local service providers to find out what equipment they desperately needed and how much it would cost.
CWA head office agreed to the project and the funding was provided this week.
President Eileen Melling said the aim was to identify where the greatest need was and where the greatest benefit to the public would be.
"This was not our list of what the community needs but their (the recipients') list," Mrs Melling said.
The money was used to buy the following:
- Two syringe drivers, for the administration of painkillers to palliative care patients at The Cedars, Whiddon Group nursing home
- Two electric beds for the Richmond Lodge UPA
- One syringe driver for Southern Cross Care
- One blood fridge and one bariatric bed for people with obesity at Casino Memorial Hospital