Sandwiches, cupcakes and a hot beverage don’t seem like much but to local group The Ladies of Silkwood Hamlet they’re a conversation starter and a way to raise funds and awareness of cancer.
The group are gearing up to host a Biggest Morning Tea at Frasers Landing Sales Centre on May 7, between 10am-12pm.
This is the second year the group has held the event. In their inaugural year, the group raised $500.
This year, the group has set its sights on raising $3000 for the Cancer Council of Australia to contribute to research.
Event organiser Kaye Evans said the charity was important to many of the group’s members as everyone had been touched by the disease, whether that was through a friend, colleague, family member or even first hand.
She said having an opportunity to sit down at morning tea opened the door for conversation.
Ms Evans said while the group caught up every month to share food and beverages, it would be nice to share that experience with a broader group of people and raise funds in the process.
The ladies have set a target to sell 100 tickets to the event, with a tactic of alluring people in with a delicious array of home made goods.
“These ladies all came to my place last year and we decided we could do something bigger and better,” she said.
The group is also looking for sponsorship from local businesses to assist their plan to host a silent auction.
The group have already acquired a painting by a local artist to sell at the fundraising auction.
Tickets are $15 each. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to join in.
For more information on the Biggest Morning Tea nation-wide visit www.biggestmorningtea.com.au.