AN ESTIMATED 150 people attended Monday's Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea at Tathra Beach Country Club.
Event organiser Dorothea Burhop said the first Biggest Morning Tea put on by the Tathra lady golfers had been held 13 years ago, and while when it started it had “humble beginnings” she was very pleased the event had grown to attract a large amount of supporters.
“It’s just wonderful,” she said.
The 2013 Biggest Morning Tea at Tathra raised $3400, and Ms Burhop thought Monday's event would raise a similar amount.
The craft ladies “did a wonderful job” according to Ms Burhop, who included Jo Fitzer on the candle display, as well as all the women who made tea cosies.
Betty McDonald was at the trading table and Dianne Dawson, Margaret Cartwright and Kerry Wood donated prizes for the raffle.
Food was supplied by the golf ladies who “put on a beautiful spread every year” according to Ms Burhop.
“I’d like to thank the wonderful band of ladies that help as well as the people who come and give their support,” Ms Burhop said.
“I’m very happy with the turnout – it is as big as last year’s [event].
“The Biggest Morning Tea has been going for 21 years, and has raised so much money for cancer research.
“I’m hoping that the money raised here will save our grandkids some grief – because they are making breakthroughs.”
The event was also attended by local Cancer Council community programs coordinator Jennifer Mozina.
“I think that it is great to see so many people support the Cancer Council in Tathra,” she said.
Ms Mozina said the next large fundraiser for the Cancer Council in the local area is the Relay for Life on October 11.
However, she is looking at implementing more programs in the area.
The Cancer Council office in Bega looks after the area between Eden to Batemans Bay and Ms Mozina encouraged people to visit the office with any questions they have in relation to cancer.
If the office staff cannot provide answers they will point people in the right direction.
She also encouraged people to visit the office with ideas for local cancer fundraisers - any ideas people have will be welcomed.