Cedar on Collins books out its first Biggest Morning Tea

The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea has been a feature event in communities across Australia for over 30 years. This time it was Cedar on Collins turn, hosting its inaugural event this week.

At full capacity, the 120 guests including Gareth Ward Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly were hosted in the spacious courtyard of our premium retirement community.

Fresh Hope Communities’ Glen Hegner MC’d event and welcomed our guests saying, “The Biggest Morning Tea celebrates over 30 years of community-run events across Australia, raising funds to make a difference for people whose lives are impacted by cancer. Sadly, all of us have or will be impacted by cancer at some point in our lives, and this is exactly what has inspired so many to host a ‘Biggest Morning Tea’. And today we are honoured to play our part.”

Guests enjoyed a beautiful morning tea catered by locals Central Perk Catering, with all the usual favourites: scones, sandwiches, pastries, cakes and tea and coffee.

Throughout the morning, guests had the opportunity to participate in several games with sponsors providing sought-after prizes including, a Kitchen Aid mixer, vouchers from Sebel Hotel, House2Home, Kiama Leagues Club and bottles of wine from local winery, Crooked River Winery.

Chris Johnson winner of the KitchenAid said, “Today was an exceptional day, I thought the food was great and the service even better. Thank you to everyone, I had a great time, and I even won this terrific KitchenAid!”

General Manager of Retirement Living, Belinda Edwards shared, “Given this was the first time we have held an event like this at Cedar on Collins, we were pleasantly surprised at how quickly it booked out. It speaks volumes to the character of the local Kiama community, and their generosity in attending our Biggest Morning Tea, an event renowned for bringing people together from all walks of life to support such an important cause. We hope this will be something we can continue to do into the future.”

The event raised $2,227 for The Cancer Council’s work to support people impacted by cancer.

Thank you to all those all the residents, their friends and locals who attended our event and also a huge thank you to the sponsors who generously provided prizes and staff who worked hard to make our first ‘Biggest Morning Tea’ a resounding success. We’re already looked forward to hosting the next one!

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