The Shoalhaven is in the grip of morning tea fever with fun events boiling up all over the place.
The events are being held as part of the Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraising events.
The Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre, thanks to all the great local volunteers, held a great event recently.
Bev Binks, organiser of the Cancer Care Centre event, would like to thank the people who attended.
Over $2400 was raised at the tasty Shoalhaven Cancer Care Centre.
The Cancer Council appreciates all the region’s morning tea fundraisers- like the one held at the South Coast Ophthalmology.
South Coast Ophthalmology wanted to participate in the biggest morning tea due to its families and patients being affected by cancer.
The team from South Coast Ophthalmology, like many others, has had family members affected by this terrible disease.
They were grateful for all the donations they received from local businesses.
South Coast Ophthalmology came together as a community, enjoyed a coffee, a slice of cake and raised a total of $317.50.
The staff from Raine and Horne Huskisson held a morning tea at their office and raised a massive $1400 for the Cancer Council.
Well done to all the people who have organised or attended a morning tea.
The good news is the fun is still going with more events to be held in June.
The Rotary Club of Nowra will host their Biggest Morning Tea at the Callala Bay Progress Hall, Boorawine Terrace, Callala Bay from 10am to 12pm Thursday, June 7.
There will be delicious food, lucky door prizes and numerous raffle, so everyone should be a winner.
It’s not too late to host an event as registrations are still open to host a morning tea for the remainder of the month and throughout June.
Get involved in an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea by visiting www.biggestmorningtea.com.au or by calling 1300 65 65 85.
One Australian is diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, the length of an average tea break.
1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
Across NSW, it is predicted that almost 46,500 people will be diagnosed with cancer in a single year, with over 15,500 deaths expected.
It’s estimated that over 1.1million Australians have either survived a diagnosis or are currently living with cancer.
One third of cancers can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle decisions such as enjoying a healthy diet, being physically active, not smoking, limiting alcohol and being SunSmart.