A special morning tea
FUNDRAISING for the Cancer Council had a personal tone on Friday when the St Anne’s Primary School Parents and Friends Association hosted a Cuppa for Cancer and remembered one of their own.
Kinsella Parish Hall featured a long table of freshly-baked goods, sweet and savoury, with about 100 people from inside and outside the school community attending.
In conjunction with Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events being held around the country this month, the morning tea raised money for the Cancer Council through a donation well, raffle and a mystery gift table.
The morning tea was held in special remembrance by the St Anne’s community for mum and association member Maria Parravicini.
Mrs Parravicini died in February last year, with the morning tea serving to celebrate what would have been her 40th birthday.
Organiser Liz Hewer spoke about where the money raised from the event would go and paid tribute to Mrs Parravicini before Maria’s son Mark and daughter Monique cut the cake for her birthday.
About $2550 was raised for the Cancer Council with more donations coming in from the school community after the event.
Jessica Cherubina, of Harvey, Catherine deCastro, of Bunbury, Jennifer Logrande, of Harvey, with her grandson Hudson DeCastro, 4 months, Margaret Venables, of Harvey, and Angie Dimasi, of Harvey.
Maxine Stalteri, Minnie Capogreco, and Michelle Trickett, of Harvey.
Lee Cackram, of Mandurah, and Mimma Fedele, of Harvey.
Teresa Ierace, of Harvey, and her daughter Julie Braam, of Perth.
Angie Italiano, of Harvey, Grace Chappalone, of Bunbury, and Caterina Italiano, of Harvey.
Monique, 12, and Mark Parravicini, 10, cut the cake in honour of their mum Maria's 40th birthday.
Josephine Waller, of Australind, Maria Trovato, of Bunbury, and Tona Vitalone, of Harvey.