Biggest Morning Tea at Butler community garden supports Cancer Council

Diane Lewis, Suzanne Kerr and Kim Astle from Studio 44 The Hip Joint. Pictures: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d493615
Diane Lewis, Suzanne Kerr and Kim Astle from Studio 44 The Hip Joint. Pictures: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d493615

THE Butler community garden was buzzing with activity during a Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for the Cancer Council recently, raising more than $800.

Owen Bell and Jan Pegler.

Jan Pegler organised the May 30 event featuring belly dancers and buskers, including Owen Bell playing his nyckelharpa.

The Butler resident said the event included a dove release as a tribute to loved ones who died from cancer.

“We all know someone or have family that have been touched by cancer,” she said.

“My mother and sister-in-law are breast cancer survivors and I lost my sister and a very close friend to breast cancer in the last couple of years.

“Thanks to people raising money, great strides are being made towards a cancer-free future.

“Thousands of lives have been saved but there is still so much more to be done.

Eve Fieldwright and Pat McLaughlin.

“We had a fantastic fun day raising more than $800.

“We were privileged to have the Mayor of Wanneroo Tracey Roberts join us and she gave a lovely speech and also touched on her own personal journey with breast cancer.

“We had several white doves released from Nicole’s Bouquet of Doves during which Neil and his wife Barbara sang their own version of Hallelujah.

“To top off a perfect day, Kim Astle and four of her ladies from Studio 44 in Wangara belly danced for us.

“A very entertaining day with lots of yummy food was enjoyed by all who gave their time to help raise well needed funds to help in the fight to find a cure.”

Babs and Neil Tattersall.
Robin Blake, Penny Van Ast, Debbie Turner, Kath Johnston, Pat Fossey, Jeanette Hancock and Meryl Shortland.
Nanette Dodd, Kath Johnston and Andrea Bowen.
Will Tulloch and Lily Pegler.