Woodworkers Supporting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington with some of the members of the Woodworkers Group.

 

WOODWORKERS of Port Stephens came out to support the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

The official date this year for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea was Thursday, 27 May 2021 and Port Stephens Community Woodworkers decided to get together to support this fundraising event for the Cancer Council.

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Roger Delaney, President of the Club told News Of The Area, “Our members decided they would like to stage a morning tea following the passing of two of our members from cancer this year.

“We have several other members who have had brushes with cancer and everyone in the club would have experienced cancer, in some way, through friends and relatives, so this was a great opportunity to give back.”

The morning tea was held in a Covid-safe environment, in the workshop behind the Community Arts Centre and was well attended with over 60 people present, including members, friends, relatives and members of the public.

Kate Washington MP attended along with Carolyn Virgona, President of the Community Arts Centre and Ken White, Presenter on PSFM radio.

A sumptuous morning tea was prepared by members, who really got behind the event.

There were woodwork items for sale in support of the fund raising and items made by members were on display. Also on display was a carved chess table and chess pieces comprising Australian animals.

The chess table and pieces are a big project for the club and it is still very much a work in progress.

The chess set will be raffled to raise funds for the club and tickets are now available from the Workshop.

The lucky door prize, a chopping board, was won by Clyne Bridgeman and presented by Member for Port Stephens Kate Washington.

The successful morning tea raised over $600 from entry fees, wood sales and donations.

Bingo Industries also offered to match all online donations received on the day by the Cancer Council up to a total of $25,000!

 

By Marian SAMPSON

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