A quiet birthday party for BWNG

BWNG staff Katrina Dangerfield, Jessica Anniwell and Laura Fraser with Fobbie the dog during the birthday celebration. Photo supploed
BWNG staff Katrina Dangerfield, Jessica Anniwell and Laura Fraser with Fobbie the dog during the birthday celebration. Photo supploed

It's may not have been the birthday party they were planning but staff at Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group managed to slip in a celebratory cupcake. On Sunday July 12, the organisation held a very small gathering due to COVID-19 restrictions to mark its 31st birthday.

Over the years, BWNG has reached many milestones including rolling out aged care service in 2000 and opening 'The Cottage' in 2002 to provide a disability support program.

"These were both really valuable achievements for Gloucester, and still two of our core services," BWNG chief executive office Anna Burley said.

Rebooting Meals on Wheels and being recognised with the Meals on Wheels NSW award in 2018 is another feather in BWNG's cap, along with the approval to provide home care packages from the beginning of 2020.

As far as what the future holds, BWNG is continually looking for ways to support the community.

"There are services and assistance we can provide that I don't think the community is fully aware of, so our goal is to get the word out there."