The Berwick District Woodworkers have once again gone above and beyond to bring Christmas joy to disadvantaged local children and their families.

For the past twenty years the hardworking and generous woodworkers have donated their time and extraordinary skills to handcraft toys for Christmas.

At their annual Toya Gala Day on Sunday the woodworkers provided almost 1000 handcrafted toys to local not for profit organisations to distribute to those in need.

The organisations that received toys included Cardinia Combined Churches, Casey North Community Information and Support Service, Cranbourne Information and Support Service, Migrant Resource Centre and Windermere Child and Family Services.

State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley MP also received ten toys to donate to disadvantaged children within the Narre Warren South electorate.

Quotes attributable to State Member for Narre Warren South Judith Couacaud Graley MP

“All children deserve to experience the joy of Christmas morning and these amazing wooden toys will bring smiles to many kids who may have otherwise missed out,”

“The Woodies are the most generous people, talented too and local families are so fortunate to have our very own Christmas elves to provide presents under the Christmas tree,”

“I can’t thank the Berwick Woodworkers enough for their generosity and kindness. May they continue their good work for another 20 years.”

Quotes attributable to Len Preece, President of the Berwick District Woodworkers

“We are so very pleased to be able to continue to help those in need within our local

“The Toy Gala Day was a fantastic success and one of our hardworking members who has been here for eleven years told me that it was the best one we’ve ever had,”

“Thank you to all our outstanding members who put in so much time and effort to ensure we can provide these toys each and every year.”