Warwick high tea helps raise money for Leukaemia Foundation
WARWICK residents showed their support for the Leukaemia Foundation at a fundraising morning tea at Bryson's Place on Tuesday.
Leukaemia Foundation Warwick branch president Graham Buchner said the morning tea was a great effort.
"My wife Margaret has had leukemia for almost 15 years," Mr Buchner said.
"It's just important to continue research into the causes and hopefully get a cure. The foundation is very beneficial.
"When you're diagnosed with something like this, your whole world falls apart and they come in and help with accommodation."
Owner Lynn Bryson said the cafe regularly hosted fundraisers for different charity groups.
"We do this every month and next month we're hoping to do something for motor neurone disease," she said.
Leukaemia Foundation representative Emma Quade said she was pleased with the community support.
"Fundraisers like this support research and help us provide free accommodation to patients and families so they can be closer to treatment centres in Brisbane and Townsville," Ms Quade said.
"Six people in Queensland are diagnosed with blood cancer every day and last financial year we helped 2670 people.
"Last year we received $130,000 and we plan to double that figure by 2017 to more than $2 million a year."
The Leukaemia Foundation will host a free Light the Night awareness event in Toowoomba on October 9.
For more information go to leukaemia.org.au.