Morning Tea Time Raises Funds for Cancer Council

Cancer touches thousands of families in Australia every year, including AE Smith

26 May 2011

That was Diane Wise’s inspiration for calling on AE Smith staff to participate in The Biggest Morning Tea – a national fundraising event for the Cancer Council in August.

“After the Melbourne office said they’d participate in the fundraising event, I decided to ask all the AE Smith offices around the country,” says Dianne. “The support from management and staff was overwhelming – it brought a tear to your eyes,” says Diane, who adds that many people within AE Smith have been touched by cancer in one way or another.

The morning tea held at AE Smith offices in Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney, Brisbane, Mackay, Townsville and Perth was one of thousands of similar events held in Australian work places and homes as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – which raised over $1.5 million for the Cancer Council.

“I only expected to raise a few hundred dollars but thanks to the support of everyone who baked and brought in goodies for our morning teas we raised $2110.20,” says Diane, who is already thinking about next year’s Morning Tea fundraising event.