A cup of coffee, a scone and a garage sale can all be enjoyed in Worrigee this weekend.
Mountain Ash Place residents Jaslyn Perlitz, Maureen Ruiz and Karen are hosting a Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for the Cancer Council.
The event will be held from 9am until 11am on Saturday, June 24 in the crown of the cul-de-sac.
Ms Perlitz is also hosting a garage sale from 8am until 1pm, with 10 per cent of the profits going towards the Cancer Council.
She encouraged all Mountain Ash Place residents to join in the garage sale fun by adding a few items out the front of their homes and donate a portion of the money raised.
Ms Perlitz said she was inspired to create a friendly, community event after seeing the success her Sydney-based daughter has had with similar initiatives.
“What better way to spend a Saturday morning – for some it’s just a stroll down the street and you can even come along in your pajamas and meet your neighbours over a cuppa,” she said.
“I am a believer that neighbours are our most valuable people and good neighbourly interactions keep our place safer and happier.Jaskyn Perlitz
“I am a believer that neighbours are our most valuable people and good neighbourly interactions keep our place safer and happier.”
Everyone is encouraged to donate a gold coin and enter a guessing game. The winning guess will win 50 per cent of the punt and the rest will be donated to the Cancer Council.
Ms Perlitz is hoping the initiative will encourage other streets in the area to host their own event in the future.
“We are both hoping it will be a success and a fun time, both in fundraising and neighbourly bonds,” she said.
A donation of $100 by Mountain Ash Place resident Robert Allotta has already helped support the morning tea.
The event is open to anyone who would like support the Cancer Council. Anyone who plans to attend is encouraged to contact Ms Perlitz on 0425 220 507 or firstname.lastname@example.org to help with catering.
Donations of treats such as scones, sandwiches, pancakes, fresh fruit, breakfast juice and any home baked goods are also welcomed.
If you would like to help with the running of the stall on the day, please get in touch with Ms Perlitz.