Lyn Mills’ social event of the week / World’s Biggest Morning Tea

Story and photos by LYN MILLS

THE Forrest Motel and Apartments is at the centre of a vibrant and supportive community. It’s up the road from Manuka, across the road from Forrest Primary School and has the bowls club, the Jewish Centre and the Italo/Australian Club for neighbours.

And every year in May, this year on the actual date, The World’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser is held. Not with the world’s biggest number of tea sippers but with a significant contribution by the Waldren family, their friends, colleagues and business associates, people who’ve been supporting the event for 18 years.

On May 22 they raised plenty for the Cancer Council ACT by enjoying the brief respite in a run of the mill day to drink tea, eat cakes and gossip with friends.

Among guests over the years have been survivors; members of the cancer club they reluctantly joined, but many with stories to tell, tears to weep and laughter to share about the cancer process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery they experienced.

To hold your own World’s Biggest Morning Tea, contact the Cancer Council ACT on 6257 9999  

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