Monday, June 3, 2013

Cancer Foundation Fundraising

Last Thursday we held our annual fundraising afternoon tea for the Cancer Foundation. We have held this fundraising for the last few years at our primary school. It is such a lot of work for the staff but so worth it. We have a tiny school with just 7 students and the same amount of staff (I know, it doesn’t make sense!!) so it really is a very important day to us. This last 6 months we have had 5 ladies in our extended community who have been diagnosed with breast cancer – that is a fairly high rate given the amount of people in our communities.
Each year I pack up a lot of my pretty china and take in to use for the day. All the staff cook the afternoon tea, we all hep with the decorations and the students take the orders for the drinks and serve the food. A great day to be part of.
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We had an amazing collection of prises for the raffle – all donated by staff, family and local businesses.
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Winter is not far off here – we have had a couple of very cold days and nights. Time to light the fire and get rugged up. I can’t wait.
Suzy
 
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17 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Wow- Amazing donations, Suzy. You are blessed to have such a committed outreach. Blessings- xo Diana

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

With all those prizes and great treats it must have been a successful event...and for such a worthy cause.

Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2013/06/amaze-me-monday-9.html

Blessings,
Cindy

Susie said...

What a great time, you must have had. The choices of food items were amazing. Hope your week is starting off great and ends the same way. xoxo,Susie

Heather said...

Your tea looks amazing and for such a good cause! You asked a question on my blog so I thought I'd come over to yours to provide the answer. You wanted to know whether my bangles scratched the face of my watch and so far, I've been lucky -- no scratches on any of the watches!
I love the fact that you live in Australia. I have cousins down under who are always after me to visit and I haven't yet. Some day soon, maybe! It was nice to read that you're going into winter soon. It's 105 today in Scottsdale, AZ, so cool temps sound marvelous!
Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

Lavender Cottage said...

You ladies did do a lot of work and everything looks lovely.

Michelle said...

What a great fundraising event you had for such worthy cause! So many delicious treats for all the guests and great prizes for the lucky raffle winners. ~Michelle

Terri said...

What a lovely fundraiser! Your china really adds beauty to your party. I hope you are going to have a good winter. We are having a strange spring. Hot/cold, on and off.
Hugs,
Terri

Jeannie and Linda said...

Such beautiful decorations and great menu! So much work for such a worthy cause! I pray for great success!

Peace,
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Christine Graves said...

Wow, how wonderful! You ladies did a beautiful job!

Liz Hockamier said...

What a fun party and such a great cause too. Love all of your sweet touches.

~Liz

Susan said...

ooooooooo, everything looks wonderful. And the roses are gorgeous, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is such a great cause. Love it all. Thanks for sharing at TTF this week!
hugs,
Linda

Kathleen said...

It all looks wonderful and what a great cause!
Thanks so much for linking at Let's Dish!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

It's all so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop. We are so happy that you joined us last week. We can't wait to see what you have for us at this week's party.

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
http://www.adornedfromabove.com

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What a wonderful event - love the petals as decor - beautifully done - such generous items to raffle - So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

It all looks so beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
Sherry

Natasha In Oz said...

Thanks so much for sharing at the Say G’day Saturday linky party. It is so wonderful that your tiny school has made such a huge difference! My daughter has just posted about something they did at their school to raise money for cancer research. If you are interested here is the link to her site:
http://www.determinedtocure.com/2013/06/funding-breast-cancer-research.html

This week’s linky party has just started so I hope you can stop by and say g’day!

Best wishes for a great weekend,
Natasha in Oz