Put on the kettle, it’s time for tea

IF you listen carefully you can hear kettles boiling, as local groups and individuals prepare for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

The Bay and Basin Cancer Support group held its morning tea this week at the St Georges Basin Country Club and the place was packed.

The group raised $500 for the Cancer Council and sales from its popular craft table reached $2300, which will be used to buy a bed for the David Berry Hospital’s Karinya Palliative Care unit.

Meanwhile, many other morning teas will held during the rest of the month.

These simple, tasty events provide valuable funds for the Cancer Council.

Cancer Council’s chief executive officer Professor Ian Olver encouraged all local residents to attend or host a morning tea.

“We have seen huge advancements in treatment, as well as significant improvements in survival rates since morning teas first began,” he said. 

“With the generous support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fund-raisers, the Cancer Council has contributed over a half a billion dollars to cancer research.

“We continue to beat cancer every day through our work in prevention, support, research, advocacy and information services.” 

To register, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to receive your free Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea host kit.

Get involved at an upcoming event

Thursday, May 22

Bomaderry Newsagency’s Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Council will begin at 10.30am outside the shop at 59 Meroo Street, Bomaderry. There will be a raffle and lucky door prizes on the day. For more information contact Julie on 4421 2928.

Go troppo and escape to an island paradise at the Haven Cafe on UOW Shoalhaven Campus for the Biggest Morning Tea at 10.30am. Wear a tropical flower and go in the draw to win a lunch voucher at the Haven. Contact Helen for more details on 4448 0806 or 0423 430 387.

The Bendigo Bank Nowra will host the Biggest Moring Tea at 10am. Contact Will.Browne@bendigoadelaide.com.au or 4422 7574 for more details.

Friday, May 23

The Bay and Basin Leisure Centre will hold a Biggest Morning Tea from 9.30-11.30am featuring a cupcake bake-off. Phone 4406 2022 for details.

TEA FOR ALL: Barbara Bryant from the St Georges Basin Country Club’s Women’s Auxiliary, gets ready to do some serious pouring at the Bay and Basin Cancer Support group’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

TEA FOR ALL: Barbara Bryant from the St Georges Basin Country Club’s Women’s Auxiliary, gets ready to do some serious pouring at the Bay and Basin Cancer Support group’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

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