Com­mu­nity unites for big trio of events

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

More than 120 peo­ple packed into Roe­bourne’s 50 Cent Hall last Fri­day to hon­our three big com­mu­nity events.

The an­nual Big­gest Morn­ing Tea for Can­cer Coun­cil has be­come a sta­ple on Roe­bourne’s events cal­en­dar over the past seven years, and this year it co­in­cided with Na­tional Sorry Day.

The morn­ing was also a chance to say farewell to com­mu­nity stal­wart Sis­ter Lor­raine Thrift, who is leav­ing af­ter spend­ing about 20 years in town.

Event or­gan­is­ers Val Walker and Kathy Brooker were thrilled with the larger-than-ex­pected turnout.

“Last year, when we had it down at Sholl Street, we de­cided we needed a big­ger venue, but upon look­ing out there, I think we will need to go to the oval next year,” Ms Walker said.

“The morn­ing tea is very close to Kathy’s heart be­cause she lost her daugh­ter-in-law to can­cer last year. We have all been touched by can­cer at some stage in our life.”

Ms Brooker said Roe­bourne would miss Sis­ter Lor­raine and Sis­ter Marie, who left last year.

“They were al­ways out and about, and if the com­mu­nity needed any­thing, they could go to them, so we will lose that,” she said.

“The young ones will have to step up now.”

The morn­ing tea raised $1004 for the Can­cer Coun­cil this year.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Roe­bourne res­i­dents en­joyed a morn­ing tea to sup­port the Can­cer Coun­cil last Fri­day.

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