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The wait is almost over…

The wait is almost over…

Our online health and wellbeing program had a break over the holiday season but will be returning soon. Watch this space for the 2022 class schedule! Not yet signed up to one of our enjoyable and relaxing classes? Improve your physical, emotional and social wellbeing in the comfort of your own...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From the AWWNSW team and family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year of good health and happiness. Our new team have come to know many of you throughout this challenging year and hope we meet many more in 2022. We look forward to taking AWWNSW through the next phase of...

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Casual and Volunteer Callout

Casual and Volunteer Callout

AWWNSW has exciting work and projects in the pipeline We are seeking enthusiastic casual and volunteer talent to be actively involved in many facets of the organisation. Expressions of interest are open! If you are interested in Administration, Advocacy, Communications and Marketing, Events, Peer...

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Pen Pal Program – Register your interest!

Pen Pal Program – Register your interest!

Make new long-lasting friends - by mail! Register your interest for the Australian War Widows Pen Pal Program. Australian War Widows Queensland has run a successful pen pal program, connecting widows throughout the state. The ladies who have received a letter...

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minutes’ silence is observed and dedicated to those service men and women who fought and served to protect our nation. 11 November, originally known as Armistice Day, was a day to remember those who died in World War One. Today the loss of...

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AVCAT scholarships closing soon!

AVCAT scholarships closing soon!

Your child or grandchild may be eligible for the AVCAT tertiary scholarship. The AVCAT Tertiary scholarships are open to children and grandchildren of Australian ex-serving veterans. Applications close in 3 days time!   Scholarships provide up to $4000 per year, for three years, to full-time...

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Founders Day

Founders Day

Today, on Founders Day, we remember and celebrate our founder Mrs Jessie Mary Vasey OBE CBE, born in Roma, Queensland on 19 October 1897. Born Jessie Mary Halbert, Jessie was the eldest of three girls, daughter of a Queensland grazier, and a university graduate with first-class honours. Jessie...

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The power of friendships

The power of friendships

What do our members value most? “Friendships. People I didn’t really know particularly well before COVID-19 and now they’re like best friends.” The power of friendships is something AWW NSW does not take for granted. Our community is central to our organisation. Staying connected is so important...

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Interview with Rachel McGrath

Interview with Rachel McGrath

“Just remember that there's a very big strong family of community out there for you.” Recently, Renee Wilson CEO of Australian War Widows NSW had the opportunity to interview Rachel McGrath, wife of triple Paralympic gold medalist, Curtis McGrath. They...

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AVCAT Scholar Megan Beecher

AVCAT Scholar Megan Beecher

Meet Megan Beecher, Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) Scholar.   In 2020, Megan was the recipient of the AVCAT Australian War Widows NSW Scholarship. The support provided by AWW NSW to Megan continues throughout her Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar) study...

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