In a remarkable display of community spirit, the Barrier Truth office in Broken Hill, hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event this past Thursday, in partnership with the Cancer Council of Australia. This effort was part of their aim to raise $5000 for the cause, and they managed to accumulate $2000, a testament to the generosity of the local community.
The event was a great success with a spectacular array of cakes that sold like hotcakes, and a delectable sausage sizzle prepared by Sheldon Hall, Tirimi O’Brien, and twins Cadel and Lucas Evans of the Clontarf Foundation.
The following day, the Barrier Truth office was graced by the presence of Ian Meadows, writer/producer of the Channel 7 TV series RFDS, filmed locally, and Ash Ricardo, the actress who plays Mira Ortez on the show. The duo helped draw the Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (ABMT) raffles.
There was an exciting line-up of winners at the raffle. Ian Dansie won the $2 raffle, Rae Dellar bagged the prize for the $5 raffle, Paulette Mercer emerged victorious in the $10 raffle, and the grand prize in the $20 raffle was claimed by Sandra Ferry.
“Our staff did a brilliant job – it was a real team effort but our Trainee Admin Assistant from the Front Office, Ella Robson, deserves the biggest mention for all the work she did organising donations and planning the whole thing,” General Manager of the Barrier Truth, Robin Sellick said.
“The generosity of local businesses and individuals who went out of their way to support this event was also inspiring. These kinds of occasions really bring the best out in people.”
Congratulations to all the raffle winners and a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who came down and donated yesterday.