JAN Ingham and Mary Kenny are part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.
JAN Ingham and Mary Kenny are part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

Cuppa hits the spot for charity

EATING sweets and not feeling guilty about it is the only way to raise money for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

Diamontime Jewellers, at Tweed City Shopping Centre, and Desires Coffee Lounge, at the Banora Point Baptist Church, were just two local groups who yesterday turned on the jug and baked some goodies to help raise money for the Cancer Council's annual appeal.

Diamontime Jewellers raised $256 yesterday in just two hours.

Workers supplied home-made baked goods, including cake, brownies, vanilla slices and cupcakes, with a cup of tea or coffee.

Sales manager Jan Ingham said it was a successful morning.

“It was a great amount of money to raise first thing in the morning,” Ms Ingham said.

“We've had the full support of centre management helping to promote it.

“We even had customers lining up 10 minutes before we were due to start.”

Desires Coffee Lounge raised $462 for the cause.

Church volunteer Win Bruce said it was a morning enjoyed by all.

“It was a lovely morning tea with scones, sandwiches, cupcakes, coffee and tea,” Ms Bruce said.

“We had entertainment including the Voice Weavers Choir, Silver Thread Line Dancers and Bill Parr.”

Steve Burke, of Banora Point United Chemist, also attended to give a talk on skin cancer.

About 70 people took part in the church fundraiser.

“I couldn't have done it without all the other volunteers,” Ms Bruce said.

The national goal for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is $11 million.

Although the official day was yesterday, events can be held any time during next month.

Funds raised go towards Cancer Council research, prevention, education and support.

• TO make a donation visit www.biggestmorningtea. com.au



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