Settlers Village's Biggest Morning Tea more than a fundraiser

Sweet tea: Oura boy Nate Thomas, 8, with his granddad, Ray Johnstone at the Settlers Village Biggest Morning Tea on Saturday. Picture: Les Smith
Sweet tea: Oura boy Nate Thomas, 8, with his granddad, Ray Johnstone at the Settlers Village Biggest Morning Tea on Saturday. Picture: Les Smith

Settlers Village residents have proven a spoonful of sugar really can help the medicine go down. 

It comes as the Estella-based community hosted its annual Biggest Morning Tea on Saturday, with more than 100 guests supporting a cuppa for a cause. 

With a number of residents battling cancer, event organiser Lyn May said it was more than a fundraiser. 

Ms May said across 16 years, the village had raised more than $25,000, with their cakes, scones, biscuits and sandwiches. 

“It started in a garage in the street,” Mrs May said. “It’s grown every year.”

Her husband, Bob May said the Biggest Morning Tea was a reminder of the “magnificent” support he received when he was battling cancer 15 years ago. 

For the 76-year-old, the feast was always bitter-sweet.

“For me it’s about life,” Mr May said. “I got so close … the backing from family and outside was magnificent.”

Saturday’s fundraiser comes ahead of the Cancer Council’s nation-wide event, on May 24, with Wagga residents boiling kettles, baking cakes and preparing good cheer to support the charity.

If you are hosting a Biggest Morning Tea this month, send your pictures to news@dailyadvertiser.com.au.

Tea time: Settlers Village residents proved a spoonful of sugar really can help the medicine go down, raising thousands of dollars at their annual charity fundraiser.

Tea time: Settlers Village residents proved a spoonful of sugar really can help the medicine go down, raising thousands of dollars at their annual charity fundraiser.

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