Raise cups to a cure
MEN’S SHED Airlie Beach president Bob Bristow stood proud on Tuesday morning as he looked over more than 102 locals tucked inside the Carbon Store for the club’s biggest morning tea.
“The whole community event was about awareness and a lot of people have been touched by cancer and wanted to do something to give back to the cause,” he said.
Angela and Steve Janicki from Choral C Voices hit the mics with Rhonda Campbell with songs from dated eras.
Attendees were welcomed to an array of food from sandwiches supplied by the Reef Gateway, scones courtesy of Orange Quote and beautiful sweets lovingly made from the wives of the Men’s Shed Airlie Beach.
Mr Bristow said the auction was spectacular. Emceed by PRD Whitsunday’s Brad Sobott, it raised more than $1500.
The day rose over $3000 for Cancer Council with outstanding donations still to be counted.
Overall Mr Bristow said it was a “great fun” day that was attended by several community groups including by the Probus and Zonta Clubs, Women of the Whitsundays and Bowen’s Men’s Shed.
HAT CRAZY: Iran Conway, Warwick Green, Bob and Nicola Bristow, Lauren Haack, Carole Lindsay, Kerrie Adam, Dawn Green, Maureen Conway, Janet Keppke, PJ Halter, Cath Fernbach (back), Jo Konbloch, Faith and Juanita Lawn, Wendy Downes and Helen Evans (front) all donned their most outrageous or fabulous hats for the Biggest Morning Tea.