The Women’s Shed Seymour (TWS) is now home to a slow cooker and electric fry pan thanks to Broadford Nestle.
Nestle purchased the appliances with money raised at a morning tea celebrating International Women’s Day.
Seymour TWS president Amanda Wood said they were grateful for the donation, which would assist the team in providing free soup lunches on Wednesdays when the shed was open.
‘‘A slow cooker will be great for making soup for our guests,’’ Ms Wood said.
‘‘We sometimes have cooking demonstrations or a sausage sizzle lunch, so the electric frypan will get a work out too.
‘‘We are thrilled too that the women from Nestle raised the funds for International Women’s day and they recognise the importance of women supporting each other in the community.’’
The Women’s Shed has been running for almost two years now, attracting women from far and wide.
‘‘We currently have young women from Goulburn Options come and join the fun,’’ Ms Wood said.
‘‘We also have a student who provides special activities for them as a part of her training. It’s a win-win situation for us, the girls and the student.
‘‘Other women have told us how the Women’s Shed has helped them feel less isolated or helped them settle into the community after moving here from other areas.
‘‘One of our regulars says ‘this is her Bonnie Doon’ as it gives her some serenity and the break she needs.’’
The Women’s Shed will be celebrating its second birthday on Wednesday, June 13 from 9am to 2pm at the Seymour Presbyterian Church hall.
For more information phone Amanda on 0431193204 or Michelle on 0417313993.