Stal­warts unite again for Big­gest Morn­ing Tea

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

scones, crepes and warm drinks.

Ms Woods said ev­ery­one who at­tended the morn­ing tea was pas­sion­ate about the cause.

“Most peo­ple here have been touched by can­cer in some way – whether through a loved one or through per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence,” she said.

“We have can­cer sur­vivors here who come along ev­ery year and it’s a re­ally nice cause where we can get to­gether on a so­cial level with our guests and raise money at the same time.”

De­spite fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties caused from Cy­clone Deb­bie, the same peo­ple who sup­port the an­nual event year af­ter year came with con­vic­tion.

“A lot of peo­ple here aren’t in a sta­ble fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion them­selves, but they are the stal­warts that come ev­ery year to sup­port a great fundraiser.”

Aus­tralia’s of­fi­cial Big­gest Morn­ing Tea event is held on May 25, how­ever fundrais­ing events can be held be­tween May and June.

Money raised goes to Can­cer Coun­cil.

TRIP: US Ro­tary ex­change team was met by Air­lie Ro­tary mem­bers and Mayor An­drew Will­cox.

PHOTO: JA­COB WIL­SON

GOOD CAUSE: Mary Turner, Whit­sun­day Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre CEO Re­becca Woods and Alice Looke took a stand against can­cer at Aus­tralia's Big­gest Morn­ing Tea.

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