Woodgate morning tea raises $7500 Sisters support Cancer Council in memory of their mum
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.
LADIES BOWLS: Biggest Morning Tea’s Anne Sutherland, Brendon Searle and Sue Vonrichter with their cheque for $7500.