RAISING FUNDS: Glenys Kirkwood and Jan Nightingale.
RAISING FUNDS: Glenys Kirkwood and Jan Nightingale. Contributed.

Resort's Biggest Morning Tea raises $2700

FOR the second year in a row, over 100 people gathered at the Gateway Lifestyle Resort at Redhill to celebrate Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.

Local residents along with family members and friends were treated to a sumptuous morning tea as they were entertained by trivia competitions, tested on their knowledge of cancer statistics for Central Queensland and asked to judge the prettiest and most novel cup or mug.

Over $2700 was raised on the day through money boards, multi-draw prizes and raffles.

Coordinator of the morning tea Jan Nightingale said the "amount is a remarkable tribute to the generosity of the residents of our resort. They not only provided every one of the many prizes on offer, they also provided the beautiful food available for morning tea. Then, they doubled their generosity by coming back and donating to the Queensland Cancer Council through their participation in our competitions. There were many happy prize-winners who went home with big smiles as a result of winning multiple prizes.”

MC for the event Glenys Kirkwood went on to say "as we were made well aware that someone in Central Queensland receives a cancer diagnosis of some kind every 20 minutes, we know that the money raised on the day will be used wisely to support services available to patients or go toward research that will lead one day to a cancer free future.”



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