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‘Phenomenal’ effort to raise cancer funds

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May 17, 2017

Special event: Volunteers and helpers at the Cobram Lowes BP’s Cuppa for Cancer with the prizes to be raffled.

Sunny skies greeted the hundreds of people who turned out in force to support a special fundraising event.

The Cuppa for Cancer Biggest Morning Tea, held at Lowes BP, fundraised for the Cancer Council, with the community helping to raise more than $5200, with the final totals still to be tallied.

Lowes Petroleum will also match the $5200.

Co-organiser Rachel McKay said it was an amazing, long but happy day.

‘‘We had enormous amounts of food and community involvement which created a wonderful day of chatting and eating to our hearts’ delight,’’ she said.

‘‘We need to thank everyone that assisted in any way, big and small, it all helps on the day.

‘‘We have a wonderful community here at Cobram Lowes BP family, friends and customers.’’

More than 70 prizes donated by the community were all raffled off, with Carolyn Bushby taking home the lucky door prize.

Lowes Petroluem Victorian manager Toby Higgins was on site to lend a hand, and the St Mary of the Angels’ VCAL students also pitched in.

Lowes chief operating officer Bernie Morris said they couldn’t be happier to be involved with such a wonderful community event.

‘‘The phenomenal amount raised is a testament to the hard work, the commitment to the event and of course (Rachel’s) mum’s unbelievable cooking,’’ he said.

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