At Blackwattle believe in giving back to our wonderful community. Please see below the wonderful community and not for profit organisations and groups that we support.
The Cheeky Neurons, created by Jo Adams (who also works with us at Blackwattle), is a project that helps families understand the neuroscience underlining epilepsy and other neurological disorders.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects up to 1% of the population – many of whom are children. Through online information, community events, school programs and crafting, Jo has created a project called The Cheeky Neurons, that is helping to highlight and explain epilepsy.
We believe in supporting our community so to help in this terrible situation we are getting our crafting community together to make joey pouches to donate to our wonderful wildlife carers working to save our precious native animals!
Over 3 days (17th, 18th and 25th January) we had over 40 ladies, all armed with scissors and sewing machines, come to the farm and make over 600 pouches. All have been donated to the local Wildcare Regional Group and all will be shared with the local carers.
Over the three days Catherine Burgess, a kangaroo and joey carer from Yass, came to our farm with 4 of her beautiful joeys, giving us an opportunity to cuddle a joey and take inspiration from them over the weekend.