CMRI mark Mother's Day with high tea

High tea and fashion was on the agenda at Gerringong Town Hall on Saturday, when the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) Gerringong committee held their most recent major fundraiser.

We have around 180 people here today, so it’s a little crowded, very noisy and lots of fun.

Lorraine Peade

CMRI Gerringong secretary Lorraine Peade said the day was a celebration of Mother’s Day, babies, beautiful cooking and good friends.

“We have around 180 people here today, so it’s a little crowded, very noisy and lots of fun,” she said.

“All of the money raised today will go to scientists at Westmead who are investigating childhood illnesses and genetic conditions, with a particular focus on childhood cancer.” 

‘We feel it’s a fantastic cause.”

Guests were treated to a glass of bubbly and a delicious assortment of sweet and savoury homemade delights, followed by a fashion parade.

The committee’s next major event is the biggest fundraiser nationally for medical research – Jeans for Genes Day.

“We’ll be selling lots of raffle tickets in a fantastic denim quilt, made especially for us by the Kiama Quilters Guild,” Mrs Peade said.  

CMRI Gerringong will hold a trivia night on Friday, August 4 at Gerroa Boat Fisherman’s Club on Jeans for Genes Day.