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 firstname.lastname@example.org.