• Tim Gavel and Dot Barclay

    Tim Gavel and Dot Barclay

  • A custom cake from Into Temptation for the silent Auction

    A custom cake from Into Temptation for the silent Auction

  • Cate Hale and Lisa Meares

    Cate Hale and Lisa Meares

  • Frances Heaney, Kerrie Griffin and Lesley Hindley.

    Frances Heaney, Kerrie Griffin and Lesley Hindley.

  • Gillian Styles and Vivien Mitchell

    Gillian Styles and Vivien Mitchell

  • Jo Madsen, Lisa La Maitre and Susan Pitt

    Jo Madsen, Lisa La Maitre and Susan Pitt

  • Judy Waters, Carol Scott and Cindy Young

    Judy Waters, Carol Scott and Cindy Young

  • Kate Davy. Linda Ayres, Sally Kaye and Jemma O'Brien

    Kate Davy. Linda Ayres, Sally Kaye and Jemma O'Brien

  • Maddie Barclay and Miri Barhen

    Maddie Barclay and Miri Barhen

  • Suzanne O'Connor and Amber Ferry

    Suzanne O'Connor and Amber Ferry

  • The Forrest Primary School Band

    The Forrest Primary School Band

The World's Biggest Morning Tea

22 May 2014

The Forrest Motel and Apartments is at the centre of a vibrant and supportive community. It’s up the road from Manuka, across the road from Forrest Primary School and has the bowls club, the Jewish Centre and the Italo/Australian Club for neighbours. And every year in May, this year on the actual date, The World’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser is held. Not with the world’s biggest number of tea sippers needless to say, but with a significant contribution by the Waldren family, their friends, colleagues and business associates and so many people who’ve been supporting the event for 18 years.

On May 22 they raised plenty for the Cancer Council ACT by enjoying the brief respite in a run of the mill day to drink tea, eat cakes and gossip with friends.The Forrest Primary School Band welcomed guests arriving and Tim Gavel once again made time in his busy schedule to be the MC.  

Among guests over the years have been survivors. Members of the cancer club they reluctantly joined, but many with stories to tell, tears to weep and laughter to share about the cancer process of diagnosis, treatment and recovery they experienced. For everyone it’s different but for all of us to rid us of the scourge we are united. To hold your own World’s Biggest Morning Tea, contact the Cancer Council ACT on 6257 9999