Thursday June 2, 2016
Tanya Davies MP, State Member for Mulgoa, reflected on the success of a Biggest Morning Tea, held in her office on Thursday, 26 May, raising vital and necessary funds for the Cancer Council.
“Undoubtedly, each and every one of us has experienced some impact from the plight of cancer, whether that be directly or indirectly, personally or through the trials and tribulations of our friends and family members,” Tanya Davies said.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an annual event overseen by the Cancer Council, allowing friends, family members and workmates to organise and manage gatherings, while raising money for research, prevention and support services offered and undertaken by the organisation.
“Sadly, one in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. The reality is that cancer doesn’t discriminate, rather, it is a pervasive aspect of our world,” said Tanya Davies.
As part of the morning tea, Louise Maher from the Nepean Cancer Care Centre attended as a special guest speaker, providing an overview and insight into the way in which cancer impacts the lives of ordinary people, in all circumstances and from all walks of life, for those present.
“I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude and deepest thanks to those St Clair High School students who provided some delightful baked treats for the occasion, as well as local resident, Bill, for his delicious cake,” Tanya Davies said.
In 2015, the Cancer Council raised an impressive $13.6 million. The aim for 2016 is to have more than 38,000 people host a morning tea across the country, throughout May and June, with a fundraising target of $13.8 million.
“What was most evident during my Biggest Morning Tea was the sense of community, with everyone coming together, united by the cause of tackling this dreaded disease,” said Tanya Davies.
“Seeing this embedded sense of community was truly inspiring and is precisely why I am so proud to represent and champion the Mulgoa community and its people,” Tanya Davies concluded.