Celebrate the Biggest Morning Tea in Newcastle

PLANS AFOOT: Sue Konnecke, of Cardiff, and Margaret Letherbarrow, of Merewether, have a quiet cuppa while planning this year's event.

PLANS AFOOT: Sue Konnecke, of Cardiff, and Margaret Letherbarrow, of Merewether, have a quiet cuppa while planning this year's event.

THE generosity of people continues to amaze one of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea hosts.

For the past six years Sue Konnecke, of Cardiff, with the help of Margaret Letherbarrow, of Merewether, has held different types of get-togethers to raise money for the Cancer Council.

"Cancer touches everyone's life, so fund-raising is not hard. Everyone would like to find a cure for cancer," Mrs Konnecke said.

Usually about 25 women gather for a day of cuppas, cakes, camaraderie plus tombola, raffles, lucky door prizes and silent actions.

"They are so generous; they come, bring a plate, a prize plus put their hand in their pockets to buy tickets," she said.

Last year, 22 women raised $1200 at a recipe swap where guests brought their favourite recipe and a tasting plate.

This year, the fund-raising duo are trying a different direction, a luncheon at $20 a head plus a raffle.

They hope to better last year's target.

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