Auction raises $5730
Quilters morning tea for cancer
MONTO residents showed their generous spirit at a quilters morning tea and auction.
The event attracted 72 people with the Monto Quilters Club donating 90 items for the auction to raise funds for the Cancer Council and Ridgehaven Retirement Complex.
Club members made all the items, with the event raising $5736.
Club president Lorna Dingle said the group was grateful for the support shown.
“I wish to thank the support of not only the public but each member for donating food and items for auction,” Mrs Dingle said.
“It was great to see some BlazeAid volunteers support the event in return for our support of them, and Brad McInally for giving up his time to conduct the auction.
“Some things were sold at the door, so in addition to the auction it was a terrific result for a worthy cause.”
Cancer Council support coordinator Lesley Pyecroft was in attendance and was impressed with the result. She advised never be afraid to see your doctor about cancer.
“It is better to be safe than sorry. So don’t think you are on your own, there is always support available,” Ms Pyecroft said.
“My role as cancer support co-ordinator is to support patients, family and professionals.”
The Cancer Council is a non-profit organisation oper- ating on donations and receives no government funding.
PLEASE BUY: Carolyn Dullaway and Carol Barker displaying items for auction at Monto Quilters' Morning Tea.
(Back) Beryl Pickering, Val Brickhouse and Carmel Goody, (front) June Lingard, Adele Evans and Monto Quilters Club president Lorna Dingle accepts the highest morning tea fundraising award for 2012 from the Cancer Council's Lesley Pyecroft.
George Smith, Peter Sharp and Brad McInally.