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Help the BDT have a big one

Wednesday, 16th May, 2018

BDT advertising representatives Ruby Eckert (left) and Meghan Brimstone getting ready for tomorrow’s Biggest Morning Tea. The plates and donation tins are empty now, but they’ll be filled to the brim tomorrow. Can you help? PICTURE: Emily Roberts BDT advertising representatives Ruby Eckert (left) and Meghan Brimstone getting ready for tomorrow’s Biggest Morning Tea. The plates and donation tins are empty now, but they’ll be filled to the brim tomorrow. Can you help? PICTURE: Emily Roberts

By By Emily Roberts

If you can’t find any staff at the BDT today, it’s because we are all busy getting ready to host a big morning tea.

The BDT is hosting their 10th Biggest Morning Tea tomorrow and staff will be busy cooking savoury goods and baking some yummy sweet treats.

Every year the BDT hosts the Biggest Morning Tea organised by staff member Cherie Carroll.

Thanks to an overwhelming response last year, Cherie is again asking people to help support the fundraiser with donations of baked goods.

“We are taking donations of goods this year,” Cherie said.

“The last couple of years we have received donations of goods and it has really helped a lot.

“It gives more variety.

“I think cancer research is a good reason to bake something.”

This year is also the 25th anniversary of the Australian Biggest Morning Tea.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a chance for Australians to get together and raise money for a great cause.

Any donations make a real difference in helping to fund Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support service programmes.

Cherie said last year the BDT raised $872.00 from the fundraiser.

“It was one of the best years we’ve had so we hope to beat it again.

Cherie started organising the Biggest Morning Tea 10 years ago.

“That was the year my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer,” she said.

“But I’ve always thought it was a worthwhile cause.”

Cherie said she will keep fighting for the cause.

“I’m happy to continue it while I’m still around.

“As long as I can do it, I will be happy to support this great cause.

“We always get a lot of support from the public and it is worth it - when you know everything raised goes back into research.”

The BDT’s Morning Tea will be held in the front office foyer from 9.30am tomorrow.

Anyone wishing to make a baked donation can drop it into the office from 9am.

“The BDT is always a big support, the staff, family and friends always help out,” Cherie said.

“Everyone is welcome to come on Thursday and purchase some goods.

“We are providing sweet and savoury snacks.”

Cherie said there will be a large mix of items available.

Customers and members of the public are invited to drop by, say hello and enjoy a cake, sausage roll, rocky road, quiche and biscuits.

It will be $7 a plate for the yummy items. Cash donations are welcome and the BDT has Cancer Council receipts available.

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