Members of the Grafton Branch of the NSW Embroiderers Guild Wendy Bellamy (left), Ellwynne Casson, Julie Power and Pamella Brindley at their Biggest Morning Tea at St Matthew’s Hall.
Members of the Grafton Branch of the NSW Embroiderers Guild Wendy Bellamy (left), Ellwynne Casson, Julie Power and Pamella Brindley at their Biggest Morning Tea at St Matthew’s Hall.

Morning tea does part for cancer

MORE than 120 cups of tea were made yesterday morning when a large crowd gathered at St Matthew’s Hall in Grafton for a Cancer Council biggest morning tea.

The event was hosted by the Grafton branch of the NSW Embroiderers Guild.

Spokeswoman Wendy Bellamy said it was a fantastic turnout for a very good cause.

“It was wonderful. There was about 121 people through the door,” she said.

“We had Sandra Rowan from the Cancer Council here to give a talk. We also had Ray Essery, the poet, here to entertain us – he was wonderful; very well received.”

Mrs Bellamy said the morning tea was important because cancer affected so many lives in the community.

“All our families have been touched by cancer,” she said.

“I’m a survivor along with some of the others (in the branch).”

The Grafton branch of the NSW Embroiderers Guild was established about 12 years ago.

It is made up of a relatively small group of women who simply love to embroider.

“We’re a group of about 22 members who meet once a week at St Matthew’s to enjoy our embroidery,” she said.

“We get together for a chat and a cup of tea and exchange ideas with one another.

“We have workshops and things like that; it’s a very friendly group.”

Anyone interested in enquiring about the group can phone Jan Pilgrim on 6642 7447.



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