MAD HATTERS: Cancer Council volunteers Richard Handley, Angela Stimson and Greg McKay.
MAD HATTERS: Cancer Council volunteers Richard Handley, Angela Stimson and Greg McKay. Jessica Bahr

A morning tea for Mad Hatters

IT WAS a perfect, warm May day on Sunday and locals made the most of the weather, flocking to Dalby’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser at Jimbour House.

The Biggest Morning Tea, run by Cancer Council, raises vital funds toward cancer research, prevention and support services.

Biggest Morning Tea events can be held among communities, friends or workplaces.

While the official Biggest Morning Tea date is May 26, events can be held any time throughout May or June.

The Dalby event was attended by hundreds of locals, with many donning their best head wear to fit with the ‘Mad Hatter’ theme.

Event co-ordinator Wal Barton said the community support had been fantastic.

“I think we might have the highest number of people yet,” he said.

“It’s been quite a successful day, we’ve had a lot of support from the general public and businesses which is an encouragement, it’s nice to have that moral support.”

While attendees enjoyed a morning tea of tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and more, they were treated to musical entertainment from Dalby South and Dalby State School bands along with local musicians.

There were also market stalls selling everything from baked goods to handicrafts to clothing.

Volunteer Richard Handley said he thought the event was hugely successful.

“We’re even running out of chairs which goes to show we’ve had a really good turnout,” he said.

“It is Cancer Council’s biggest fundraiser and the most well known, and with more and more families being touched by cancer, it’s important for these services to reach more people.”


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