Hervey Bay’s Colleen Stevenson and Suzanne Jensen are served by volunteer Shirley Lee.
Hervey Bay’s Colleen Stevenson and Suzanne Jensen are served by volunteer Shirley Lee. Karleila Thomsen

Crowds gather for biggest cuppa

THE sun shone down on a perfect day for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea in Hervey Bay yesterday.

Dozens of people attended the charity event to enjoy a cuppa, cakes and the vibrant blooms of the Orchid House in the botanic gardens.

Throughout May and June every year, hundreds of morning teas are held all across Australia to raise money for the Cancer Council.

In 2011, the target is to raise $11,000,000 nationally for research, support and education about cancer.

Yesterday morning, Hervey Bay did its part to help reach this target.

Orchid House Volunteer Co-ordinator Joan Cummings thanked everyone who showed up to help make a “very successful day”.

Ms Cummings also thanked the Top of the Bay Bakery for its cupcakes.

She said the people who attended enjoyed the day, which included an orchid sale and orchid gardening demonstration.

“We'll be back again next year, looking to make it even bigger again,” she said.



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