For more than two decades the dedicated community of Woodgate Beach has rallied together to raise more than $60,000 for cancer research through its Biggest Morning Tea.
Organising this year’s Biggest Morning Tea Suzanne Weir said the collaboration between Woodgate Bowls Club and Woodgate Club allowed for an enjoyable morning raising money for a good cause.
“We’ve been holding it now for over 20 years, raising at least $60,000 for cancer research which is such an amazing result from a small community,” she said.
“It’s fantastic to know so many local Woodgate Beach businesses support the morning along with donations from community members.”
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is a community event that raises vital funds to make a big difference for those impacted by cancer.
“(Our) community is an aging community who have had personal experiences with cancer,” Suzanne said.
“It has become a social event on the Woodgate social calendar; donations are of the highest quality, it is a very enjoyable time and there is community pride in what money is raised.
“Contributions to the event are made by local business and individuals, everything is a donation.”
Suzanne said the Woodgate Beach Biggest Morning Tea was held in May each year, and this year it would be on the Show holiday on 26 May, at 8.30 am for a 9.30 am start, so that more people could attend the day.
“Morning Tea is supplied and donated by Woodgate Club who have also supplied the venue since the beginning,” she said.
“Guest speakers this year, (are) Lyn from Genesis Care Radiology, Emma from (the) blood bank, and two local men who are cancer sufferers.”
Cancer Council’s official Biggest Morning Tea date is Thursday 19 May, but community members can host an event anytime that suits throughout May and June.
The beauty of hosting a Biggest Morning Tea is the ability to host it any way you like.
Whether it is at home with friends and family, at the local park within the community, or via online video chat with colleagues.
Every dollar raised will go to make an incredible difference for people impacted by cancer. To find out how to register click here.
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