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Raising a cuppa at Southern Cross Care WA ,

June 1, 2018

Success retirement village hosted ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ in aid of Cancer Council;

$3,260 raised taking fundraising total to over $20,000 since 2011;

50% of Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.

Kettles were boiled, cakes baked and tea trolleys primed as the Southern Cross Care retirement village at Success hosted a ‘Biggest Morning Tea’, raising $3,260 for Cancer Council.

The event, in its 25th year, is Cancer Council’s most popular fundraiser and is the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. The idea is simple – sit down over some tea and treats to help the charity achieve its mission of a cancer-free future.

The get-together (17 May) at Success village had stalls with a wide selection of arts and crafts, gifts and baked goods. There was also a jewellery cleaner and raffle with a silver necklace as its main prize, made and donated by Margaret Maher. Local singer Terry Simpson serenaded the residents with hits from the 50s and 60s.

Resident and event organiser Sheila Russell says: “Most people know someone affected by cancer. It’s a sobering fact that, according to Cancer Council, one-in-two Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.

“We made our Biggest Morning Tea bigger and better than before, raising a fantastic $3,260, which takes us over $20,000 since we started supporting the event in 2011. We had a great turnout and everyone had a wonderful time while raising vital funds to help support people touched by cancer.”

Cancer Council is the only charity in Australia to work across every area of every cancer, from research to prevention and support. It helps people from the point of diagnosis through to treatment and survivorship.

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