Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cancer Morning Tea!

Today our group, Rockingham Patchwork Group had our Cancer Morning Tea, participating in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. This event is The Cancer Council's foremost fundraising event and since it was implemented in 1994 has raised over $40 million dollars.

Through our quilt raffle, door entry fee and rolling raffles, we today raised $1,500. We are proud of this achievement and had a lovely day with lots of fun and food shared by members and visitors.

Our group also contributes to dear wee quilts to cover the humicribs at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, which is West Australia's premier tertiary maternity and gynaecological hospital. The quilts measure 16" x 24" and just look at this gorgeous little hand-knitted set for some lucky premmie baby!
Debi, above, is Leader of the Pack, always ably assisted by Karen. Tremayne, Debi's grandson turns five tomorrow and Deb has made him this great dinosaur quilt. Happy Birthday, Tremayne and Happy Birthday to Karen for today, too.

After all this fun and frivolity it was off to the Red Cross Blood Bank to give a donation.

Hope your day has been enjoyable, too - best wishes!

5 Lovely People said ...:

Kristie said...

Those are some really great organizations! You always seem to stay so busy!

Candace said...

Congratulations on raising so much money for such a good cause, and then giving blood, too.

Julia said...

Congratulations on raising that much money for such a good cause,
I wonder who the lucky winner of the raffle quilt was... it's a beautiful quilt!

loulee said...

You girls have done some wonderful work.

Cornfield Quilter said...

I haven't checked my favorite blogs in a while and treated myself to them this morning.
I love the new look, the whiimsical new header, the new pix of yourself, and all your project and fabric are to die for.
Congratulations on raising so much money for the Cancer Society, it is my #1 charity.