Biggest morning tea's little helper

South Western Times

After having a germ cell tumour removed when she was four years old, Eaton girl Courtney Grabett has strived to help those less fortunate than herself.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events will be held across the region next Thursday to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

The 11-year-old girl went through six months of chemotherapy in 2005 and after recovering, set her sights on raising funds for a cure.

‘‘I always try to help where I can,’’ she said.

‘‘I’m really grateful and it is wonderful that these kinds of events are held because it shows a bright side where there’s lots of positive support.’’

Arguably the biggest fundraiser event held in Bunbury is the William Barrett and Sons’ morning tea, which has been held for the past 19 years.

Margaret Barrett said each year she was proud to watch the Bunbury community come together to support a worthy cause.

‘‘Everyone gets involved, it is really a community event,’’ she said.

‘‘It is always humbling to add up the donations and see just how generous people are.’’

Last year, the event raised more than $22,000.

A highlight of the event is the survivors wall, which shows the names of people who have survived cancer.

‘‘There’s always plenty to see and do and for those who can’t come down we can deliver to businesses,’’ Mrs Barrett said.

The event will be held at the William Barrett and Sons office on Spencer Street on Thursday from 9am to 2pm.

To donate, call the office on 9721 4311.

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