At Grevillea Waters Yamba on May 27, it was great to see so many residents, family members and friends come along and enjoy a cuppa to help support cancer research and treatment.
All $4,365 raised was presented to the Lismore Northern NSW Cancer Care Institute by Grevillea Waters residents.
The whole idea for the ‘Morning Tea’ came about on ANZAC Day as residents were discussing the funds that were raised for Legacy on the day. We do believe ‘bubbles’ were involved, so a ‘fun’ event was the focused idea discussed very seriously by the residents. What better way to have fun than win a raffle prize whilst having a nice morning tea catching up with friends and family.
Ideas flowed thick and fast; we would hold a BIG raffle. Yamba lived up to its reputation as the one of greatest places to live in Australia. In the end there were three BIG raffles held, due to the amazing generosity of the businesses of Yamba, local residents of Yamba and the residents of Grevillea Waters. But the fantastic prizes kept coming so then a Special Raffle was organised on top of the three raffles already planned. The Special Raffle prizes were donations of a beautiful handmade quilt, crocheted designer blanket, brocade queen bed doona cover set and handmade rope bowls. Being handcrafted, it was felt those prizes needed their own raffle.
A Silent Auction was held for two beautiful photographic canvasses showcasing the sights of Yamba donated by Margaret Anderson and raised $80 towards our total. Hometown Australia donated three raffle prizes, only available to Grevillea Waters residents. These were keenly sought by all residents, based on the number of tickets sold in that raffle.
A big thank you to everyone who played a part in ensuring the event was enjoyable and raised such an amazing amount money for our local area health service. Plans for an even better 2022 event are already underway.
Lismore Northern NSW Cancer Care Unit representative Vanessa receiving the cheque from Grevillea Waters Residents, Alida and Sue.