Fundraising’s just their cup of tea

Carole Simpson, Joan Hitch and Rob Coulson helped organise the Biggest Morning Tea. Picture: Damjan Janevski

Close to 80 Sunbury residents have enjoyed a lovely cuppa, helping Carole Simpson, Joan Hitch and Rob Coulson in the fight against cancer.

The trio helped organise St Andrew’s Uniting Church’s annual Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser, held after the morning service on May 15.

More than $550 was collected this year, taking the grand total raised by the church since 2010 to more than $5000.

The annual event, and others like it, help the Cancer Council continue its research, prevention and support services.

Ms Simpson says a donation as little as $25 can help GPs and health professionals properly advise patients about cancer screening and diagnosis.

Donations can still be made by searching for Ms Simpson’s name online at

Meanwhile, residents are also being urged to support Sunbury’s annual Great Bake-Off Challenge at Rainbow Court hall from 9.30am this Thursday.

Organiser Fi Corboy is dedicating the fifth annual event to her mother Trudy, who at age 75 was recently diagnosed with stage 4 secondary cancer after having breast cancer nine years ago.

Hume mayor Helen Patsikatheodorou, herself a breast cancer survivor, will take part in a question and answer session as part of this week’s event.

Details: 0413 222 385