SELLING LIKE HOT CAKES: Jenny Davies, Margie Davis, Therese Schultz and Narelle Clarke from Chinchilla Cancer Council providing the goodies at this year's Biggest Morning Tea.
SELLING LIKE HOT CAKES: Jenny Davies, Margie Davis, Therese Schultz and Narelle Clarke from Chinchilla Cancer Council providing the goodies at this year's Biggest Morning Tea. Kate McCormack

Now that's a big cuppa

WHO knew a plate of fresh scones and a good strong cup of tea could rake in a small fortune?

Chinchilla's Cancer Council branch have managed to raise over $7000 from their first Biggest Morning Tea event held last week and they are out in force again today in an effort to raise even more.

The Biggest Morning Tea event held at the home of David and Raylene Harris last Monday saw 185 attendees brave the cold and come together for a morning tea to remember.

While today's morning tea in Fuller Place might not have hosted as many people, volunteers kept busy taking fresh backed treats to businesses around town, ensuring no one missed out.

The iconic Biggest Morning Tea events are just one of the ways Cancer Council raises funds to keep their support services, such as their free lodges, up and running.

Local woman and Chinchilla Cancer Council volunteer Margie Davis said the lodge became a safe haven for her when her husband was battling leukaemia back in 2006.

"It was such a help knowing we didn't have to look for accommodation for the eight and a half months he was receiving treatment,” Mrs Davis said.

"The whole time they put us up it didn't cost us a cent, which was a huge wight off our shoulders,” she said.

Now with her husband in remission, Mrs Davis knows how vital events such as today's Biggest Morning Tea are.

"If this morning tea can help raise funds for couples going through something similar then every scone and cup of tea we sell makes a little bit of difference.”


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