Morning tea a sweet success

June 06, 2018

Good guess: Jodie, Alivia and Sofia DePalma with their prize after guessing closest to the lolly jar containing 817 sweets.

A-team: event organisers Rachel McKay, Jan Willis and Carrie Hawke.

Sweet tooth: Mitchell Mckay and Van Duffin at the BP Biggest Morning Tea.

Cobram BP once again hosted a gigantic Biggest Morning Tea, raising $5000 for the Cancer Council.

Between 500 and 600 people defied the cold and floated in and out the gazebo throughout the day.

Guests had the chance to win more than 50 raffle prizes.

There was plenty of delicious food to enjoy, with sausage rolls, soup, cake, sandwiches and pavlova all on the menu.

‘‘We had a big day and everyone enjoyed themselves, but everyone was exhausted by the end of it,’’ said Rachel McKay from BP.

‘‘Everyone always comes and chips in to make the day run as smoothly as it does. It is a real community effort.

‘‘One lady came up to me and handed me $100 and all I gave her was two jelly slices. That shows how generous some people are and how willing they were to donate to a great cause.’’

This was the ninth year the BP has put on a Biggest Morning Tea, raising more than $60000 in the process.

For the past three years Lowe’s Petroleum has matched the donation total dollar for dollar, and BP Australia did so before that.

Mrs McKay thanked Strathmerton Lions Club for providing fridges on the day and Cobram Irrigation for helping to set up the gazebo.

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