Audrey and Allan Smith with friend Trevor Wright enjoy a cuppa to raise money.
Audrey and Allan Smith with friend Trevor Wright enjoy a cuppa to raise money.

Tea and scones are popular

IT all started with a donation for a nice hot cup of tea and now the CWA’s Biggest Morning Tea contribution has grown into hundreds of delicious home-made scones, slices, biscuits and more.

President Audrey Smith said they had been a part of the cause ever since the campaign began and started the big morning tea function about 10 years ago.

“It is something we do every year because it is for a good cause,” Mrs Smith said.

“There is just so much cancer around.”

She knows like so many other Rose City residents the hardships of cancer as her husband Allan survived the illness.

“He was one of the lucky ones and other members here have also had cancer or been affected by it,” Mrs Smith said.

The doors had only just opened and the room was filled with residents supporting the cause to raise money for the foundation.

Local business houses also participated by making significant donations for a morning tea package made by the CWA.

“I hope that one day what we are doing today does something to help find a cure for cancer,” Mrs Smith said.

Sister Cecilia Bailey and friend Bernadette Ryan couldn’t imagine being anywhere else for the Biggest Morning Tea.

“We always come to the CWA ... it’s been wonderful and there are lots of lovely ladies around in such a friendly environment,” Sister Bailey said.

“It is so prevalent; most families have someone who has been affected by cancer or know somebody who has. I think it’s a marvellous event to have each year.”



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