Woodgate morn­ing tea raises $7500 Sis­ters sup­port Can­cer Coun­cil in mem­ory of their mum

Isis Town and Country - - Coast News -

WOODGATE Bowls club was packed to the green last week as the ladies bowls club or­gan­ised this year Big­gest Morn­ing Tea.

It’s an an­nual fundraiser, or­gan­ised by the ded­i­cated staff and vol­un­teers of the Aus­tralian Can­cer Coun­cil and the team in Woodgate con­tinue to sup­port the event.

Sis­ters Anne Suther­land and Sue Von­richter pre­sented Bren­don Searle, the Re­gional Fundrais­ing co­or­di­na­tor of the Can­cer Coun­cil, a cheque for $7500 on be­half of their fa­ther Jack Cooper.

Mr Cooper was un­able to at­tend the morn­ing’s event due to health is­sues.

The sis­ters lost their mother Val Cooper, two-and-a-half years ago to can­cer and they both con­tinue to sup­port the foun­da­tion their mother was pas­sion­ate about.

Jack and Val were mar­ried for 50 years and 9 months and he con­tin­ues to sup­port the char­ity in mem­ory of his beloved wife.

Mr Searle said Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea is an easy and fun way to work to­gether to help beat can­cer.

“More than a mil­lion peo­ple will take part, and this year the Can­cer Coun­cil hopes to raise $2.8 mil­lion for the cause.”

Mr Searle said you can host a morn­ing tea through­out the month of June.

Each year, more than 1500 peo­ple in the Wide Bay Bur­nett re­gion are di­ag­nosed with can­cer, with more than 550 dy­ing from the dis­ease.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

LADIES BOWLS: Big­gest Morn­ing Tea’s Anne Suther­land, Bren­don Searle and Sue Von­richter with their cheque for $7500.

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