High tea saves ba­bies

Funds raised go to a wor­thy cause

The Queensland Times - - NEWS | WELCOME - Ash­leigh Howarth ash­leigh.howarth@qtcn.com.au

RED Nose Queens­land has re­ceived a gen­er­ous boost to help save the lives of ba­bies and chil­dren from two Ip­swich busi­nesses.

Danc­ing Bean Roast­ery re­cently held a high tea where they raised ap­prox­i­mately $2200 for the char­ity that works tire­lessly to­wards a fu­ture where no child dies sud­denly and un­ex­pect­edly dur­ing preg­nancy, in­fancy or child­hood.

The event at­tracted close to 20 peo­ple.

Stroud Homes, which is lo­cated right next to Danc­ing Bean, had a high at­ten­dance at the event.

Danc­ing Bean Roast­ery cafe man­ager Jenny Em­brey said the busi­ness wanted to help a wide va­ri­ety of char­i­ties through­out the year.

“We know it wasn’t Red Nose Day re­cently, but I feel that it is im­por­tant to sup­port char­i­ties like this all the year round,” she said.

“We try to raise money for a dif­fer­ent char­ity ev­ery month through dif­fer­ent ways such as raf­fles.

“But this was the first time we had held a high tea and we think it was very suc­cess­ful.

“In ad­di­tion to the high tea, there was also an auc­tion where we auc­tioned off a voucher for Johnny Ringo, a photo shoot and lo­cal art­work.”

While Stroud Homes were proud to sup­port the event, one of their em­ploy­ees went above and be­yond by do­nat­ing money from his own wal­let.

Stroud Homes sales man­ager Luke Thorn­ley handed over a cheque worth $1000 for Red Nose, say­ing this was his way of con­tribut­ing to the greater good.

“My goal in life is to give back to the com­mu­nity as much as I can,” he said.

❝ it is im­por­tant to sup­port char­i­ties like this all the year round — Jenny Em­brey

PHOTO: ASH­LEIGH HOWARTH

TEAM­ING UP: Luke Thorn­ley from Stroud Homes and Jenny Em­brey from Danc­ing Bean Roast­ery teamed up to raise money for Red Nose Queens­land.

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