Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
THE City of Bayswater has raised a total of $2224.50 for Cancer Council Australia, thanks to the combined efforts of three morning teas.

Coffee, cakes, cookies and more were the order of the day as the Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre, Maylands Library and City of Bayswater Civic Centre all held events for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

An array of hot beverages and tasty treats were on offer for City of Bayswater staff as they came together and provided $2 donations to help cancer research, prevention and patient support. Employees who donated $10 went into a draw to win a trip for two to Europe.

Staff provided a selection of cakes, pastries and biscuits for the morning tea, which raised $324.50.

Maylands Library brought together a range of community members for a morning tea, tying in with Library and Information Week, raising $100.

The Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre widened the scope of its fundraising efforts, selling $3 Devonshire cream teas from 8.30am to 2pm along with an array of cakes, plants, lucky dips and bric-a-brac.

Raffles for a hamper and professionally-made cake also helped to raise money for the event, resulting in $1800 at the end of the day.

Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said the fundraising efforts were to be commended, as they highlighted the efforts of Cancer Council Australia and allowed people to do their bit for cancer research as well.

“At some point in our lives, we will be touched by the effects of cancer, whether through personal illness or the loss of a loved relative, friend or colleague,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter how large or small the donations were – the fact is that every little bit helps and with everyone helping in some way, it actually has a major impact.

“Cancer Council Australia plays an integral role in the community with research, education programs and support services for those diagnosed with cancer, their families and carers.”

For more information on Cancer Council Australia’s services and programs, contact the WA branch on (08) 9212 4333.

morningtea1: City of Bayswater CEO Francesca Lefante and Acting Director Administration and Community Services Beverley Bridgland at the staff morning tea.

morningtea2: City of Bayswater employees Ben Smith, Maree Smith, Carol Newport and Jacqui Shirvington raising a cup to help cancer research.

morningtea4: David Merrell, of High Wycombe, Gurmel Singh and Sietske Haring, both of Maylands, enjoying a fundraising brew at Maylands Library.

morningtea5: Margaret Gibbons, of Noranda, and Nellie Mullins, of Morley, getting into the morning tea spirit at Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9272 0923
W: www.bayswater.wa.gov.au


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