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Chinchilla News - - NEWS - Alana Calvert Alana.Calvert@ chin­chillanews.com.au

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.

PHOTO: ALANA CALVERT

CUPPA FOR CHAR­ITY: Murilla Gar­den Club sec­re­tary Jen­nie Hill and club mem­ber Ali­son Danger­field at the Big­gest Morn­ing Tea last week.

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