Biggest Morning BTea

Helen Shamroze (left) with the Barrier Truth's Danny Toohey and Priscilla McIntosh.

The Barrier Truth newspaper (BT) raised $502 for the Cancer Council’s twenty ninth Biggest Morning Tea, with some supporters buying the scrumptious treats to share with others.

“I’ve bought an assortment of cakes for my colleagues at work because I’ve got the day off and they can’t come here to buy them,” said Leanne Barber.

“And I’ve got quiches for my lunch and an assortment plate of goodies for my Aunty to take back to Tibooburra.”

Sharron Gilby totally supports the Cancer Council.

“My hubby died 15 months ago of cancer,” she said.

“I’m helping the BT ladies out and every little bit helps.”

Sharron’s favourite cakes contain cream.

“But the grandkids are going to get some of these,” she said.

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Robyn Capper couldn’t choose a favourite from the homemade cakes, which included Mars Bar slices, cupcakes and honey crackles.

“I’m greedy and I love them all,” she said.

Helen Shamroze made boiled fruit cake and jelly cakes in pink and green.

“The pink jelly cakes always sell,” said Helen.

“They are a bestseller.”

The prevailing sentiment was that every donation helps.

The generosity of supporters has raised almost $250 million for Australian cancer research in the past five years, alone.

Investment in research has helped increase cancer survival rates from 49 per cent in the 1980s to 69 per cent today.

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