Morning tea hits jackpot
Narrogin Amcal Chemist’s Geoff Page has paid tribute to the region’s generosity after his annual Australia's Biggest Morning Tea reached new heights in its third instalment.
The store raised $1700 for the Cancer Council last Thursday, more than three times the amount raised in 2017, which Mr Page credited to the generosity of Narrogin and surrounding towns.
Gold coins, cash and morning tea treats were not the only donations.
Crocheted items and homemade “bits and pieces” gifted to the fundraiser by community members were on sale to bump up the 2019 total.
“It's like an exponential response every year, and this year it's been just crazy,” Mr Page said.
“What I'm continually amazed at is the people of Narrogin and the surrounding districts, the amount of generosity that they show.”
Kylie Edwards said cancer did not discriminate.
“There aren’t many people these days that don't know somebody — whether their family or friends — that has been affected by cancer," she said.
Mr Page described the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea as a “cultural icon”.
“What's also amazing is that the people who've already suffered from cancer donate so much money,” he said.
“We had one lady come and drop off $40 dollars just like that.
“She said ‘I’m a sufferer, here's my bit’.
“It's like seriously, we should be paying for you.”
Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.
Sign up for our emails