Port Augusta Biggest Morning Tea raises over $1000

MORNING TEA: Val Lehmann, Evon O'Goerk and Pat Williams at the ETSA Bowling & Croquet Club on Friday morning, August 10.
MORNING TEA: Val Lehmann, Evon O'Goerk and Pat Williams at the ETSA Bowling & Croquet Club on Friday morning, August 10.

A group of locals raised $1200 for Cancer Council Australia while sharing a cuppa at the ETSA Bowling & Croquet Club on Friday, August 10.

The club’s annual Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event was described by event organiser Kath Banks as a “fun social morning”, with a wide spread of food, drinks, games and raffle prizes.

Kath underlined the importance of supporting people with cancer in the community.

“I think most of us here in Port Augusta have been touched by cancer in one way or another so I think that’s why the people support our event,” she said.

“There are quite a few people here that have had cancer and I think by coming together, it’s a good social day, but it also gives them a chance to talk about their different experiences as well.”

I think most of us here in Port Augusta have been touched by cancer in one way or another.

Biggest Morning Tea event organiser Kath Banks

Kath thanked the community for getting behind the event.

“The more money that we can raise, the better for Cancer Council. Every bit counts,” she said.

“The business people here in Port Augusta are very, very good. They support us by donating gifts and prizes for our raffle. Ladies’ Club members also made and donated gifts.”

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Cancer Council’s most popular fundraising event, raising just under $12 million across the country in 2017. Funds raised help Cancer Council in its work across all areas of every cancer, including research, prevention and support.