Warwick siblings Jean Fogarty and Pat Sadler at the Salvo’s biggest morning tea.
Warwick siblings Jean Fogarty and Pat Sadler at the Salvo’s biggest morning tea.

Cuppas for a cause

WHEN four colleagues were diagnosed with cancer within a three-year time frame, Glennie Heights administration officer Sheryl Hering was galvanised into action.

“Cancer seems to be one of those things which touches us all,” Ms Hering said.

The devastating impact of the diagnoses resulted in Ms Hering and the Glennie Heights State School community organising their own Biggest Morning Tea in aid of the Australian Cancer Council.

Well, morning tea is slightly inaccurate, the school will host a breakfast from 6.30am Monday at the grounds in Gillam Street.

And to ensure it's an event with a difference, they have ABC breakfast show host David Illife broadcasting from the school for the morning.

“David will be here from 5.30am on Monday and we'll have breakfast from 6.30am and everyone is welcome,” Ms Hering said.

“After his broadcast, David will be our principal for the day. We've even arranged for him to do playground duty.

“So, yes, we are making the most of it.”

Meanwhile cuppas for a cause kicked off in Warwick yesterday with the Salvation Army hosting a morning tea for the Australian Cancer Council at its Guy Street headquarters.

Captain Cathryn Williamson said the event was an important fundraiser well supported by local people.

“I think everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer,” she said.

A moving highlight of the morning tea was an emotional talk by Warwick mum Janelle Fein, who is undergoing treatment through Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital.

More morning teas are planned in the next week, with funds going directly to Australian Cancer Council research for a cure fund.



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