Molongle Creek Biggest Morning Tea a hit

An Australia's Biggest Morning Tea has been held at the Molongle Creek Shelter for the seventh time, raising $1001 for the Cancer Council Australia.

Regina Lequerica from Gumlu has been hosting the morning tea as a yearly tradition and is grateful for the community’s support.

“Last Sunday, we held our seventh-morning tea and were able to raise the most we have made previously,” said Ms Lequerica.

“We had a crowd of at least 50. Guests came from near and far, from the Burdekin, Bowen, Alligator Creek, Mackay and of course Molongle Park and Gumlu. We were very pleased with the result,”

“The morning was glorious. There was lots of socialising with a huge spread of delicious sweets to enjoy with various coffees and teas.

Several raffle prizes were donated, including a fishing rod holder, meat trays from the Gumlu State School, vouchers for the Gumlu Tavern, a Single Malt Scotch Whisky and freshly caught crabs from the Molongle waters.

“There was a small reflection on the impact cancer has had on each of us, either in the family or in our circle of friends. A moment’s silence was taken,” said Ms Lequerica.

“I made mention of a dear friend, Brenda Lord, who strongly supported this event each year by helping and embroidering towels for prizes. Sadly she did not survive her condition in December 2019. I know her spirit lives on, as she is sorely missed.

“We trust that we each make a small but very valuable contribution to the efforts of committed people in the medical and health professionals working towards a vision of a cancer-free world.

“With research into ways to rid of this dreadful disease, prevention, early diagnosis and better treatments are made possible.”

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Marina is an experienced journalist who has reported from different countries around the world, with a particular interest in local features that impact a community. Making the move last year from Sydney, she has been with Burdekin Local News since its beginnings and enjoys covering health stories, ... more