NSW Volunteer of the Year AwardsSHOP TEAM WINS 2017 NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Volunteers who operate Achieve Australia’s Fabric, Needlecraft and More Shop in Meadowbank have been honoured in the NSW Volunteer Awards. In early December 2017 the Shop team was named Volunteer Team of the Year for the Mid-Western Sydney Region and then progressed to the state finals on 8 December.

In addition to raising funds for Achieve’s support services, the shop provides training and employment opportunities for people with disability. There are many long-serving volunteers on the shop team, including one woman who has notched up 60 years of service.

Fabric, Needlecraft and More is a shop run by needlecraft enthusiasts for needlecraft enthusiasts.
It attracts customers from schools and ballet studios making costumes, and fashion students looking for cheap but beautiful fabrics. The shop stocks entirely donated hard-to-find vintage fabrics as well as value-priced contemporary materials, patterns and equipment.

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