In 2012, the president of the Crookwell branch of the Country Women's Association Lillian Marshall received a cheque from the Crookwell Community Trust, following a second diagnosis of cancer.
The cheque provided emergency funding for Mrs Marshall and it is a charity she understands well.
"I was fortunate to be a recipient during an illness, I know what its all about," Mrs Marshall said.
CWA of Crookwell branch launched its annual awareness week campaign to be held over September 1-8.
It focuses on mental health awareness and support services in regional, rural and remote communities, particularly with women.
On Tuesday, members and guests met with Trust treasurer John Mendl for CWA's awareness week campaign.
"We're in our 97th year, in 2022 we are 100 and as the first branch it's important to help our community, as the community has supported us," Mrs Marshall said.
The registered charity provides emergency relief for Upper Lachlan residents impacted by a disaster.
People can nominate someone they know doing it tough at Tim McCarthy's office anonymously.
- On September 12, the CWA will hold a quilt raffle for the drought appeal at the IGA.