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Tasty little fundraiser

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May 03, 2017

Tireless volunteers: Giuliana Alessi, Rachel McKay, Jan Willis, Kirby Duffin and Carrie Hawke are just some of the volunteers who put on a morning tea each May to raise money for Cancer Council Victoria.

Cakes and slices and all things nice will be available next week as a Cobram service station gets ready to host a Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer Council Victoria.

The event is in its seventh year and organisers are hoping to build on the previous years’ efforts for a bigger and better tea.

In the past five years, the morning tea at Cobram’s Lowes BP service station has raised more than $22000 and home-made delicacies including scones, sandwiches, cakes, slices and biscuits are on offer.

People are encouraged to choose from the many delicious items or bring along their own sweet treats to share and donate money.

This year, a giant jar of lollies is also up for grabs in a guess the number of lollies competition, which has already attracted many guesses.

Volunteer Rachel McKay said she saw the Biggest Morning Tea advertised and thought she should give it a go.

‘‘I think the first one was organised in about four or five hours and it was a bit of a race against time to get it together, but we did it, ’’ she said.

Representatives from Lowes Petroleum will also be attending.

In 2015, the event’s fundraising efforts were recognised with the establishment of the BP Cobram and Friends Research Award at Cancer Council Victoria.

●The Biggest Morning Tea will run from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday, May 9, at Lowes BP on the Murray Valley Hwy.

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