Federal Nationals Member for Calare Andrew Gee has congratulated a local branch of the Country Women’s Association for their fundraising efforts.

The Ilford-Running Stream CWA branch recently raised $26,500 for local fencing in the aftermath of the bushfires.

“It was a simply outstanding effort from an inspiring group of country women who work so hard for the local community,” Mr Gee said.

“I recently caught up with them to see how they spent their Volunteer Grant; they’ve got a new computer, printer and eftpos card reader that will make fundraising much simpler and more effective.

“Our country communities couldn’t do without the CWA and I’d like to thank the Ilford-Running Stream branch for all of the vital work they’re doing for our region and also our nation.”