Fundraiser held in Centerville-Wareham-Trinity to support Jennifer A. Cutler Foundation
Jennifer Cutler loved having tea with a friend. It’s fitting that, when looking at ways to raise money for a foundation in her name, that a giant tea party would be held in her memory.
Jennifer lost her battle with cancer on Jan. 25, 2016. She was 46-years-old.
Her family have since formed the Jennifer A. Cutler Foundation and its goal is to assist families facing cancer.
Her husband, Gary Cutler, said the tea party was his mother-in-law’s idea.
When Lorna Button suggested the fundraising idea, Gary knew it would be something his wife would have liked.
The party took place on May 7, in Centerville-Wareham-Trinity, with nearly 200 people taking part.
Each table of 10 was theme oriented and laid out by the purchasers of the table. There were even butlers available to cater to the ladies every whim.
In total, the event, along with additional fundraisers brought in $4,474.
Participant Pauline Brown called it an “absolutely fabulous” event.
“To see all the women together, being here with my sisters, it’s a family-oriented occasion,” said Brown. “Everyone is touched by cancer and to have (the Cutler family) wanting to help families facing cancer is a great gesture.”
Gary said the support his family has received from people from his home community and surrounding area has been amazing.
They know this is our very first event and they have pulled together and supported me in ways I couldn’t imagine,” he said.
Another tea party is planned for June 10 in St. John’s where the Cutler family lives.
In support of the Jennifer A. Cutler Foundation’s goal of assisting families facing cancer, (from left) Joan Ackerman, Trixie Glover and Mabel Rogers presented their Breast Cancer support table.
Initially getting together on game night, the idea for a tea party started as a joke amongst these friends and has turned into a well received fundraiser for the Centerville-WarehamTrinity. Pictured (from left) are Jill Bungay, Lorraine Ackerman, Jill Pickett, Una Parsons, Doris Pickett, Maureen Collins, Dora Brown, Sonya Pickett, Sue Pickett and Christine Pickett.
There was no chance of anyone getting out of line at the tea party, as the security detail worked the room.
Getting together every chance they can (from left) are sisters Pauline Brown, Margret Penton, butler Harrison Glover, Lucy Stratton and Ruth Pelley brought their “Southern Chaos” theme to the tea party.
The Centerville-Wareham-Trinity Tea Party on May 7 had 19 tables with various themes, including ‘outdoor tea’.
Claude Brown was one of more than 20 butlers to cater to the tea party lady’s every command.