High tea helps raise finds for charity

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Christmas High Tea co-organisers Mary Morris and Renata Suckling get ready to serve food at the event on Wednesday.
Camera IconChristmas High Tea co-organisers Mary Morris and Renata Suckling get ready to serve food at the event on Wednesday. Credit: Pictures: Tari Jeffers, Tari Jeffers

Teamwork has paid off as an inaugural high tea held in Pemberton last week raised about $7000 for the Cancer Council WA.

Pemberton CWA, Women of Mature Age and Beauty (WOMBATs) and the Mill Hall committee held their first Christmas High Tea at the Pemberton Mill Hall on Wednesday.

Co-organiser Renata Suckling said the event made more than $6000.

Clothes not sold during the event were taken to the Pemberton Market at the weekend, and the overall total came to about $7000.

“This was a big network of people who wanted to do something,” Mrs Suckling said.

The Pemberton Mill Hall was full for the inaugural Christmas High Tea.
Camera IconThe Pemberton Mill Hall was full for the inaugural Christmas High Tea. Credit: Tari Jeffers

“The response we got blew us away.”

A total of 120 people attended the high tea and Mrs Suckling said they wanted to welcome more, but they ran out of room.

“We want to do this again next year but we’ll look at doing it on a Saturday so more people can come,” she said.

“There were a lot of people behind the scenes helping out, by making cakes, washing dishes and so much more.

“We also had a lot of donated prizes and we thank the donors so much.”

John Suckling, of Pemberton, won the door prize.
Camera IconJohn Suckling, of Pemberton, won the door prize. Credit: Tari Jeffers

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