CAPE Paterson’s Cuppa for Cancer event has raised more than $2000 to aide in researching, preventing and treating cancers.
The annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event encourages school and volunteer groups, amongst other organisations, to host a morning tea to raise vital funds for the Cancer Council.
In Cape Paterson, more than 90 people attended the morning tea and what an incredible site it was to see so many people coming together for a special cause.
Sweet and savoury foods were dished up, while tea and coffee dishes were scattered across the room.
Hostess Doreen Parsons said for the last six months, a brilliant group of volunteers have been working together to organise the event, including raffle prizes and a wide range of food and drinks.
There was another morning tea hosted in Inverloch on the same day, which meant there was a smaller turnout than expected.
Ms Parsons said it didn’t matter though because everyone was working towards the same cause – raising money to beat cancer and support those who have it.
“This year I’ve got a new group of ladies in the team so that was new for them,” she said.
“I think they had a pretty exciting day.”
Ms Parsons said the event is important in raising vital funds for cancer research.
“It supports the family and the patient financially and mentally.
“The money also goes to prevention of cancer,” she said.
“It’s particularly important that we raise money for research and get some of these cancers under control.”
Ms Parsons and her team are a dedicated group of women who are keen to see the money raised from the event help as many people as possible.
Three of Ms Parsons’ family members have had cancer.
“My daughter’s just over – well not even over yet – breast cancer and she’s a research scientist too.”
Her daughter usually gives a speech at the annual event.
“She’s looking forward to coming back next year and giving a talk on her research into cancer.”
The event truly brought out the best in people, coming together for a noteworthy cause.