Cakes and honky tonk swell the coffers

Eileen Litherland of Bracknell enjoys morning tea with Rebecca Townsend from Cancer Council Tasmania

Cakes and honky tonk swell the coffers

JUNE 2015 | JOANNE EISEMANN

YOU WOULD be forgiven for thinking you had walked into a Wild West saloon when entering Carrick’s ‘biggest morning tea.’ 70 people were in ear numbing conversation as Dorothy Leonard played lively music on the hall piano and chairs were scraping the wooden floors.

A raffle was held with prizes donated by local businesses; a trade table selling, among other things, biscuits that looked too good to eat; and a magnificent spread of cakes and sandwiches were there to go with that all-important cup of tea.

Organised by the Carrick Community Committee, it was a festive scene.

Yet its movers and shakers, Sheila Stevenson and Jill Cunningham, say the numbers were a little down compared to the previous two years. Jill puts this down to not having quite as much time to organise the event this year.

Even then, their Committee and all those who attended the event raised an awesome $1054. Congratulations to their efforts and generosity.

Rebecca Townsend attended from Cancer Council Tasmania to share these facts: the Cancer Council is 90% funded by the Tasmanian community, and last year, there were 809 ‘Biggest Morning Teas’ held around the state, raising $310,000.

For more information visit www.cancertas.org.au or call  1300 656585

 Mike Moores