High tea helps raise funds for char­ity

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Team­work has paid off as an in­au­gu­ral high tea held in Pem­ber­ton last week raised about $7000 for the Can­cer Coun­cil WA.

Pem­ber­ton CWA, Women of Ma­ture Age and Beauty (WOMBATs) and the Mill Hall com­mit­tee held their first Christ­mas High Tea at the Pem­ber­ton Mill Hall on Wed­nes­day.

Co-or­gan­iser Re­nata Suck­ling said the event made more than $6000.

Clothes not sold dur­ing the event were taken to the Pem­ber­ton Mar­ket at the week­end, and the over­all to­tal came to about $7000.

“This was a big net­work of peo­ple who wanted to do some­thing,” Mrs Suck­ling said.

“The re­sponse we got blew us away.”

A to­tal of 120 peo­ple at­tended the high tea and Mrs Suck­ling said they wanted to wel­come

more, but they ran out of room.

“We want to do this again next year but we’ll look at do­ing it on a Satur­day so more peo­ple can come,” she said.

“There were a lot of peo­ple be­hind the scenes help­ing out, by mak­ing cakes, wash­ing dishes and so much more.

“We also had a lot of do­nated prizes and we thank the donors so much.”

The Pem­ber­ton Mill Hall was full for the in­au­gu­ral Christ­mas High Tea.

Pic­tures: Tari Jef­fers

Christ­mas High Tea co-or­gan­is­ers Mary Mor­ris and Re­nata Suck­ling get ready to serve food at the event on Wed­nes­day.

John Suck­ling, of Pem­ber­ton, won the door prize.

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