Joy Bowles, Chris Barry and Jan Maher at Bryson’s Place for the Leukaemia Foundation fundraising morning tea.
Joy Bowles, Chris Barry and Jan Maher at Bryson’s Place for the Leukaemia Foundation fundraising morning tea.

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.

The Blue Violets – Tara Clarke, Michelle Fajdiga and Janelle Makings – performed at the Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser.
The Blue Violets – Tara Clarke, Michelle Fajdiga and Janelle Makings – performed at the Leukaemia Foundation fundraiser.

"We do this every month and next month we're hoping to do something for motor neurone disease," she said.

Joan Bryant and Margaret and Graham Buchner at the Leukaemia Foundation fundraising morning tea.
Joan Bryant and Margaret and Graham Buchner at the Leukaemia Foundation fundraising morning tea.

Leukaemia Foundation representative Emma Quade said she was pleased with the community support.

Sally Baque joins Marg Mogridge, Leukaemia Foundation member for 30 years.
Sally Baque joins Marg Mogridge, Leukaemia Foundation member for 30 years.

"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.

SWEET CHARITY: Leukaemia Foundation members Cheryl Bohan and Barb Martin.
SWEET CHARITY: Leukaemia Foundation members Cheryl Bohan and Barb Martin.

"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.



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