Morning tea brings town together

11-07-2018 by admin

High tea: The Collie Cancer Support Group’s May Hollins and Linda Chiera ready for the Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, May 26. THE Collie Cancer Support Group (CCSG) has begun the count down to celebrations for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea for cancer research.

The group has called on donations of treats and volunteers for assistance between 8am and 12pm for Collie’sBiggest Morning Tea on Thursday, May 26 at Energy West Hall.

The annual event kicks off at 10am featuring morning tea and theraffle draw, with all funds raised donated to the Cancer Council Western Australia.

Last year’s event raised $6,300, with the eventhaving raisedapproximately $100,000 overall throughoutthe group’s 25-year run.

This year’s event is set to beMay Hollins’s finalBiggest Morning Tea as CCSG secretary, retiring from the positionafter 25 years.

Mrs Hollins said the eventhelps toprovide an important service forcancer patients, survivors, familiesand friendsthroughout the community.

“Honestly, when you are sitting there selling those tickets, some of the stories they tell you just makes you feel like what you are doing is worthwhile,” she said.

CCSG incoming secretary Linda Chiera said the town has become tirelessly invested in the group’s work throughout its history.

“They just want to help because everyone is touched by it one way or another, and not just in Collie in any small town you get a lot of support,” she said.​

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