Raise a cuppa to help kick cancer

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Dot’s Place cancer support coordinator Hayley Tuck and centre coordinator Diane Pope admire the handmade donations to be sold at the Cuppa For Cancer event to raise money for the Cancer Council.
Camera IconDot’s Place cancer support coordinator Hayley Tuck and centre coordinator Diane Pope admire the handmade donations to be sold at the Cuppa For Cancer event to raise money for the Cancer Council. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Bunbury residents will have the opportunity to raise their teacups in the name of kicking cancer to the kerb as the Stirling Street Arts Centre hosts its second Cuppa For Cancer event on May 26.

Organised by the Bunbury Patchwork and Quilting group, the event will see the centre transformed into a bustling cafe, with visitors welcomed to come and go as they please.

For $5, guests will be treated to tea, coffee and treats made by group members, as they enjoy entertainment, raffles and a silent auction.

Event organiser Carlene Williams said many people were busy felting and knitting hats, beanies and scarves which will be sold at the event, with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council.

“Last year we sold heaps and heaps, and what is left over from all the donations I take to GenesisCare Bunbury and Solaris Cancer Care,” she said.

“We raised $4000 last year and we are hoping for more this year – every year we want to build on it.”

The cause is close to Ms Williams heart after losing her sister and both parents to cancer.

The event will run from 10am to 2pm, with Dot’s Place cancer support coordinator Hayley Tuck lined up as the guest speaker.

“It has touched me and a lot of people so it’s a good cause,” she said.

Ms Williams will also be recycling old boots into planters full of succulents for sale on the day, as a representation of “booting cancer”.

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