Event a sweet suc­cess

Eastern Reporter - - Front Page - Town of Bassendean mayor John Gan­gell with An­gela Vale­nari and Monique Fitzger­ald.

MORE than 60 peo­ple graced An­gela Vale­nari’s Bassendean home gar­den on Satur­day to help raise more than $2000 for Can­cer Coun­cil WA.

Ms Vale­nari along with daugh­ter and grand­daugh­ter Nella and Monique Fitzger­ald were up un­til the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing pre­par­ing a range of home­made treats for their big­gest morn­ing tea fundraiser.

The long ta­ble of cakes, scones, bis­cuits, pavlova, fruit and sand­wiches stretched as long as the drive­way and the per­fectly man­i­cured gar­den was brightly dec­o­rated for the occa- sion. Nella said she was over­whelmed by the com­mu­nity sup­port. “I am be­side my­self with hap­pi­ness, ev­ery­one was so gen­er­ous,” she said.

“Our sug­gested do­na­tion was $20 but some peo­ple do­nated $40 or $50.

“We or­gan­ised this in about three-and-ahalf weeks so we are so happy with this out­come.” Nella said she planned for the fam­ily to host an an­nual big­gest morn­ing tea which grew each year.

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