Fundraising down to a tea
THE Mossman Port Douglas Volunteer Branch of the Cancer Council Queensland put on an impressive spread at the Mossman Bowls Club for the annual Biggest Morning Tea on Saturday.
“This event has been running for many years now and it really is very much a community event,” Jennellda Harlow, the branch president said.
“It is a major fundraiser for the district and the monies raised go towards local support services we offer cancer patients undergoing treatment,” she said.
About 80 people of all ages attended and the event raises between $1500 and $2000 through raffles and cent sales.
Regional fundraising manager of the Cancer Council Queensland, Berni McKean, said it is an “incredible event” and she is very proud of the achievements of this branch.
“The volunteers in the Branch provide vital local services and support and is a voice in the community for cancer patients,” Ms McKean said.
“There are around 1430 far north Queensland people diagnosed with cancer each year, so the services offered by our volunteers are essential for locals,” she said.
Services provided by the Cancer Council include a wig and turban, accommodation lodges in Cairns and other support and counselling services.
The morning tea was prepared by members of the local branch and other members of the local community.
Local businesses providing support by way of prizes, gifts and giveaways for the event included Marano’s Fuel, Mojo’s, Red Hot Hair, Mossman Butchery, Bartolos, Yum Yums, Mossman Florist, the Green Room, Divine Beauty, Ives Mensland, Mossman Bakery and Live Life Pharmacies.
“We certainly have had amazing support from local business and it is very much appreciated,” Ms Harlow said.
Agnes Drovandi, Pally Lloyd, Jolene, Deborah, Mikah and Maia Kachel and Meryl Port
Jasmine Faichney, Niav Cotter, Julie Blain and Berni McKean
Colleen Porteous and Margaret Quigley