TEA, coffee, slices and goodies were available at the Moe and District Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea on May 23.

Within moments of opening the doors at the Moe RSL, lines of people came rushing in for the warmth of coffee and to donate money towards cancer research.

Moe and District Cancer Council Secretary, Linda Hall, said that in the first 20 minutes of opening the doors, they had already sold 40 or more raffle tickets towards the fundraiser.

“It has been very successful over the years, and it’s not even half past 10. We have already sold 40 tickets in 20 minutes,” she said.

“At Moe and District, which we go to Newborough, Trafalgar, this is our seventh year, and the Biggest Morning Tea has been going on for 30 years. So, we have always supported it in the best way we can.”

From 10am to noon, people could eat, drink, chat, and buy goodies to avoid the cold weather and have fun at the same time. Towards the end of the fundraiser, the group raised more than $800.

Accurate: It’s not called Biggest Morning Tea for nothing. Photograph: Katrina Brandon

Moe and District Cancer Council conducts many raffles and activities throughout the year, such as garage sales, S-luncheons (soup, sandwich, and slice), and high teas. The significant events they hold, Biggest Morning Tea and Daffodil Day, all benefit cancer research.

“This money goes directly to cancer research, but we have been fundraising for a few years and sending it to Melbourne for special research projects, such as ovarian, prostate, and lung cancer,” Ms Hall said.

“We have done eight lots of $5000, so it is pretty good for a small group to raise that amount of money in the last three years. The next lot of $5000 is going towards paediatric cancer – for the children.”

Packed: Attendees came to Moe RSL for the morning tea. Photograph supplied

Ms Hall told the Express that the local communities within the Latrobe Valley are very generous towards her group.

Like all volunteer organisations, the Moe and District Cancer Council welcomes anyone who wants to help. The group meets every fourth Monday of the month at the Moe RSL at 1.30pm.

For more information, visit the Moe and District Cancer Council Facebook page or message Ms Hall on 0427 671 780.