Cobram and region residents get into the Biggest Morning Tea spirit, raising thousands for the Cancer Council cause.ROB HENSON May 30, 2014 3:27am
Tucker stop: Kate Cottrell, Carrie Hawke and Giuliana Alessi man the BP stall, which raised more than $2000 for cancer supporters.
Around the region generous tea-sippers were supporting cancer research through the nation’s biggest morning fundraiser.
Biggest Morning Tea events at Cobram and Katamatite last week raised up to $3000 alone for the Cancer Council, with proceeds going to education and research.
Outside BP Cobram it was an all-day affair with a gazebo set up and passers-by raising $2000 during the course of the day. BP has pledged to match that amount.
Petrol station contractor Rachel McKay said their annual fundraiser had generated $18
‘‘We’ve all been touched by someone who had cancer and one day I was sitting with the girls at work and we said ‘Why don’t we have a cuppa for cancer on the front lawns?’ And that’s how it started,’’ she said.
‘‘People come along, make a donation, have a coffee, stay a while, have something to eat and off they go. We probably had 200 (this year), at a rough guess.’’
The cooking goes on for a month prior to the event, with family, friends and customers creating the homemade goods sold throughout the day.
‘‘Thank you from all the staff at BP, the ladies that helped and people that donated,’’ Ms McKay said.
Meanwhile, at St Joseph’s Primary School, Cobram, up to $500 is annually raised through a whole-of-school occasion, with families donating a plate.
And 42 people attended the Katamatite Bakery’s cuppa for cancer on Thursday, with raffles, competitions and a knitted cake on display.
Host Isis Pendlebury welcomed guests from far and wide and introduced a hat parade of fashions past and present.
Guest speaker Wendy Barnes shared her journey with breast cancer during the past two years and shared the hats she wore during chemotherapy.
A grand total of $450 was raised and has been forwarded to charity for breast cancer research.
A former priest and teacher at St Colman's in Shepparton has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student in 1970.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Echuca Lion Ken Walter has been presented with the International President’s Medal.
Rochester Tigers take on Rochester United today in the Goulburn Murray Cricket Twenty20 match.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
Two primary school students have been among just 25 in Victoria to be awarded the Prime Ministers NAIDOC Medal.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
Pre-schools in Heathcote and Colbinabbin will benefit from grants announced last week.
Moira Shire Council says 36 cents of every dollar spent on staff costs is 'not an unusual number'.
Works on Edward River Beach to Beach Walk to be completed.
Further redundancies at Victoria’s largest rural water corporation, Goulburn-Murray Water, are possible, with more efficiency reviews being carried out.
Rotary's inaugural Community Policing Award goes to Detective Leading Senior Constable Jenny Parker for her work above and beyond her duties working with victims of sexual abuse.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.