IT was a multicultural affair when more than 40 guests, mostly spouses of various international diplomats in Western Australia, gathered together for a Biggest Morning Tea at the home of the Indonesian Consul-General in Applecross.
Representatives from countries including China, Japan, Vietnam, Greece, Brazil, Hungary, Sweden and many others, as well as Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk and South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty sampled a variety of Indonesian delicacies.
They were also treated to a showcase of Indonesian cultural performances, an arts and crafts mini-exhibition and a demonstration of how to wear the batik sarong.
Dhani Sarwono, wife of the Indonesian Consul General in Perth, hosted the event.
Ms Sarwono said the Indonesian Consulate General decided to support Cancer Council Western Australia by holding an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea because cancer affects so many people in the community.
“We love supporting a cause and Cancer Council WA does a lot with its research, support and prevention programs,” Ms Sarwono said.
“It’s what we’ve always done. The purpose of us being here in Western Australia is to encourage people to people relationships. Giving back to the community is a way of establishing that connection.”
Cancer Council WA fundraising co-ordinator Sarah Wiley welcomed the show of support.
“This was a great example of people getting together with a passion to raise money to bring the defeat of cancer closer,” Ms Wiley said.
“It was wonderful to see women from diverse cultures bring a vibrancy and energy to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.”
Ms Wiley said anybody could hold their own Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea functions throughout May and June.
Register at www.biggestmorningtea.com.auor call 1300 656 585 to receive a host kit.