A surprise visit to meet with members of the Carcoar-Mandurama branch of the Country Women’s Association has resulted in some great news for the organisation.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has obtained a one-grant of $5115 from the NSW Government for urgent electrical repairs to the home of the CWA on the Mid Western Highway at Mandurama.

Built in 1947, the residence also provides a base for an invaluable childcare service to the wider local community.

During his stopover at Mandurama, Mr Toole met with Audrey Hardman OAM, Sandie Brown and Jeannette Nowland who were ecstatic to hear the good news.

Mrs Hardman said the wiring in the house had never been replaced or upgraded since it was constructed.

“Thanks to help from Paul and the State Government we were able to get a new roof put on the building a few years ago and now we’ve got this special grant to rewire the place,” she said.

“It’s part of the ongoing upkeep of the premises and this work is vital because it has to be safe for the pre-schoolers who use the service operated by the Cowra Early Childhood Mobile Service.

“We have 46 kiddies come here for childcare over the three days it’s available each week. During these uncertain times, it gives parents and carers a much-needed break and judging by these numbers, is a service that really is welcomed by the community."