William Barrett and Sons Biggest Morning Tea raises more than $18,000

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Volunteer Lesley Morgan, Taryn Barrett, from William Barrett and Sons, and Joanne Jones, from the Cancer Council, enjoyed a big cup of tea or two.
Camera IconVolunteer Lesley Morgan, Taryn Barrett, from William Barrett and Sons, and Joanne Jones, from the Cancer Council, enjoyed a big cup of tea or two. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

A grazing table and more of a “high tea feel” ensured Barrett’s Biggest Morning Tea was a roaring success again this year.

The Bunbury version of the event which raises money for the Cancer Council is regarding as the biggest and long-running event of its kind in the State.

More than 1000 tickets were sold with a grand total of $18,000 raised for the good cause.

Event coordinator Alexis Woolhead said the event was brilliant.

She said some of the changes would be tried again next year.

“It was nice to get a bit of a different approach,” she said.

“We had a grazing table whereas in previous years you would get a plate of food when you came up with your ticket.

“There was a coffee van available with barista-made coffee as well, and we just changed things around a little bit in order to make it look more like a high tea.”

Mrs Woolhead said more than 50 volunteers helped throughout the event.

“This wouldn’t be able to happen without the volunteers from the community, the donors and our staff as well,” she said.

“The food comes in large volumes, we probably fed more than 900 people including deliveries.”

She said there was plenty of positive feedback throughout the day.

“Lots of people were telling me it was a fantastic day and they would be back next year,” she said.

“The people that won the prizes were blown away and generally there was plenty of positive feedback.”

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