Auc­tion raises $5730

Quil­ters morn­ing tea for can­cer

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

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.

Pho­tos: Ge­orge Smith

(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.

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