THE North Ballarat Football & Sports Club is raising a cup and funds for the Cancer Council as part of the annual “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” initiative. The morning tea is the latest event on the community calendar for the organisation which has donated over $5000 recently through their Movember and World’s Greatest Shave events.
“It’s about giving back to the community and assisting these charitable organisations that do such wonderful work”, Manager – Marketing, Branding & Community Mr Mark Bruty said. “We see ourselves as a premier community club, and initiatives like this highlight our organisational values and the culture of the club”.
Last year, 125 hosts in Ballarat held a morning tea with friends, family and colleagues, raising $36,974 for the fight against cancer. Cancer Council is hoping to make this year bigger than ever by recruiting a record 8,000 generous morning tea hosts across Victoria, with a target of raising $2.8 million. The funds raised through Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will fund cancer research, prevention programs and support services for people going through a cancer experience. On average, 538 people are diagnosed with cancer in Ballarat every year. Last year, 150 Ballarat residents called to receive information or support, and many made use of other Cancer Council support programs.
North Ballarat’s Biggest Morning Tea will showcase a range of sweet and savoury options, used largely with local produce and sourced through local suppliers. “We’re proud to be an important part of the local community” North Ballarat Sports Club Executive Chef Simon Beaton said. “We take every opportunity to work with local producers and suppliers to create a sustainable relationship, which is in line with our community focus”.