THE early morning chill had passed and the day had warmed, providing perfect conditions for the Murilla Garden Club’s 23rd annual Biggest Morning Tea last Thursday.
Staged in the garden of Ben and Kate Taylor’s ‘Home-leigh’ property at Condamine, about 200 guests enjoyed the sunshine and a cuppa while raising funds for the Cancer Council Queensland.
Dozens of donations made by local businesses and individuals were raffled and auctioned off in the cent auction with proceeds going to the Cancer Council while the Condamine Campdraft Committee donated $2000 to the day’s proceeds.
Among the army of volunteers and organisers on hand were seven students from Miles State High School who donated their time to help at the community event.
A representative from Cancer Council Queensland attended the event and thanked the Miles and Condamine communities, saying that thanks to events like the Biggest Morning Tea held by Murilla Garden Club, the organisation had been able to give $14 million to cancer research last year.
Biggest Morning Tea host Kate Taylor thanked those who had contributed to the staging of what she said was an enormously successful event, paying special tribute to fellow Murilla Garden Club member and organiser, Lisa Kennedy.
“I’m feeling so incredibly proud of our local community for coming and supporting our Biggest Cancer Morning Tea today,” Mrs Taylor said.
“It is such an amazing cause to support because we all have been touched by cancer in some way.
“There were about 170-200 people who came and enjoyed the perfect weather in the garden today, a fantastic effort.
“The total count still isn’t finalised, however the final rough count was over $11,000 (raised).
“What an amazing effort in such a short time and a small community. So proud to be part of such an amazing cause.
“A huge thank you to Lisa Kennedy, without her the day would not have happened.”
Cancer Council’s Chinchilla Volunteer Branch will host their annual Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, May 26 at Fuller Place from 8.30-11.30am.
Everyone is invited to attend.
CUPPA FOR CHARITY: Murilla Garden Club secretary Jennie Hill and club member Alison Dangerfield at the Biggest Morning Tea last week.