Sweet treats fundraiser beats tar­get

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Tea, coffee, cake, and bis­cuits were all the more sweeter at Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea at Nar­ro­gin YMCA, with dona­tions go­ing to­wards Cancer Coun­cil re­search.

The ini­tial goal of $200 was smashed ac­cord­ing to or­gan­iser Sam Kemp­ton, with $356 be­ing do­nated to the Cancer Coun­cil from the event last Thurs­day.

“This is the first time we’ve hosted the Big­gest Morn­ing Tea here, and judg­ing by the re­sponse to­day it’s been a suc­cess,” he said. A gold coin do­na­tion and raf­fle tick­ets were sold to raise the money.

Ac­cord­ing to the Cancer Coun­cil, the Nar­ro­gin YMCA raised enough money for trans­port and two nights of ac­com­mo­da­tion at Cancer Coun­cil lodges for pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.

Na­tion­ally, money raised by the morn­ing teas also helps to fund SunS­mart school pro­grams, in­for­ma­tion pack­ets, vol­un­teer train­ing and gene sam­ples for re­search projects.

Pic­tures: Michael Traill

YMCA staff were thrilled with the money they raised.

YMCA Nar­ro­gin hosted the morn­ing tea.

Jim Curnow, Sam Kemp­ton and James Thorne.

San­dra Perkins and Jaci Daw­son.

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