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.
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