Morning tea of merit

Sophie ElliottBusselton Dunsborough Times
Morning Tea organiser Carol Palmer with Brooke Holman who won the raffle for a quilt donated by Jo Jennings.
Camera IconMorning Tea organiser Carol Palmer with Brooke Holman who won the raffle for a quilt donated by Jo Jennings.

Busselton’s Carol Palmer has helped raise more than $4200 for the Cancer Council by hosting a morning tea of epic proportions.

This is the sixth year Ms Palmer has hosted an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Close to 150 women enjoyed drinks, cakes, raffles and each other’s company at Ms Palmer’s Old Broadwater Farm home.

Vicki Austin, Chris Gilbert and Pauline Bryson from the Red Hatters attended the event.
Camera IconVicki Austin, Chris Gilbert and Pauline Bryson from the Red Hatters attended the event.
Carol Deller, Dianne Craig and Michelle Priest enjoyed the beautiful day.
Camera IconCarol Deller, Dianne Craig and Michelle Priest enjoyed the beautiful day.

This year’s tally brings Ms Palmer’s total fundraising efforts to $16,765.

She hopes next year’s event will help crack the $20,000 mark.

Beverley Gibson and Irene Fraser were bright and cheerful at the fundraiser.
Camera IconBeverley Gibson and Irene Fraser were bright and cheerful at the fundraiser.
Sue Bayne and Sharon Cousins. Left: Carol Deller, Dianne Craig and Michelle Priest.
Camera IconSue Bayne and Sharon Cousins. Left: Carol Deller, Dianne Craig and Michelle Priest.

“This event is a labour of love and I do it because my own family has been impacted by cancer,” she said. “I don’t think there is a family out there that hasn’t been touched by this disease.

“Every year I am blown away by the generosity of the community. We have such a wonderful response from businesses who support us, so I am really thankful and hope we can get to $20,000 raised for the Cancer Council in 2020.”

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