It's Tea Time

May 03rd, 2018
It's Tea Time
This year will be the Macclesfield Young at Heart club’s 11th time hosting an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) event to raise funds for the Cancer Research Council.

To be held on Wednesday, May 16 come along for coffee and cake, buy a specially created calendar or meet local MP Rebekha Sharkie.

Club founder Cathy Megson-McAllister said after becoming the highest fundraising club for ABMT in 2017 the ladies decided they needed a new plan to try and beat their previous fundraising record of over $17,000.

In December, 2017 the idea to pose naked from the waist up for a calendar shoot was proposed and by March, 21 ladies had signed up for the photo-shoot.

“We all had to step outside of our comfort zone but it was wonderful to have so much fun and it was an incredible bonding experience,” Cathy said.

“Everybody in the calendar has been affected by cancer, five of them have been through cancer themselves and others have lost loved ones to cancer so this is their way of helping to raise funds and support those going through the journey now.

“On the event day we’ll be launching the calendar, a media officer from the Cancer Council will be talking about where the funds go, we’ll be holding auctions and raffles, and of course, the morning tea and donations.”

Cathy has battled cancer herself.

Sadly Cathy lost her mother, father and most recently her partner to cancer.

“Our fundraisers are so successful because we truly are so passionate about the cause having all been through it - we put so much into the event,” Cathy said.

“Over the 10 years we’ve been fundraising we’ve raised nearly $80,000 for cancer research.

“Macclesfield is such an incredible community and the support they always show is amazing.”

Cathy invites all members of the community to join her in the Macclesfield Institute Hall from 10am with a plate to share.

For more information contact Cathy or the Macclesfield Young at Heart club on 8388 9879.

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