With their numbers growing bigger by the week, the Inverell Women's Shed have been bestowed a life-saving piece of medical equipment that they hope to never use.
Marie Martin knew they needed a defibrillator, just in case, and thought, where could we get one?
"Some of our ladies are older, and we thought having this would give everyone a better chance of survival," she said.
"I wrote a letter to the Sisters of Mercy, and we were lucky enough that they accepted our request... I just hope we never use it."
As the Sisters' local representative, Sister Coral Hedley was thrilled to help out an organsiation doing wonders to tackle loneliness and isolation in the Inverell and surrounding communities.
"They started with nothing, and have come such a long way," she said.
The Sisters of mercy are a Catholic group spread throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea, aiming to "build up communities" through charity.
In another welcome announcement, Marie Martin revealed the Shed had been successful in getting money - $12,100 to be precise - from Round 6 of the Stronger Communities Program.
"We are so excited as this grant will allow us to purchase much needed equipment to assist all women to learn new skills," Ms Martin said, thanking MP Barnaby Joyce.
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