A group of Central West mums who offer advice and provide support to one another online are inviting all women to network with them in real life next month.
Amorette Zielinski has organised Mum Fest, an event for mums to get some pampering, enjoy some music and socialise with other women.
Ms Zielinski said it was time to bridge the gap between the online and offline community of mums and women in the Central West.
"Amidst the drought, financial pressures and geographical isolation, women who attend will enjoy a fun evening with mental health, wellbeing and support playing a role," she said.
Central West Mums, NSW got a boost when it became one of six Facebook groups in Australia to be awarded a $5000 grant from the social media giant, with the aim of further developing online communities.
Orange City Council then awarded the group $3000 to make Mum Fest a reality.
Ms Zielinski said with so many 'tree changers' moving to the Central West, the group has become a platform to share crucial tips regarding schools in the region, medical services and the areas of towns which might not be a good real estate investment.
"One woman told me she calls it 'The Siri of the Central West' - you ask a question and you get an answer back in a minute or so," she said.
The first Mum Fest at the Greenhouse Orange will feature two Sydney DJs, a La Bella Medi Spa pop up, mindfulness activities and a book signing.
Film director and author of the 'Embrace' documentary will attend to offer insight into her work and meet the mums.
Ms Zielinski said despite the name, the festival is open to all women looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday.
The event will be held on September 7 from 3pm, tickets are available until Wednesday 28.
They are available by visiting www.humanitix.com
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