REFAP Supports a Community Cuppa for a Cause
REFAP job seekers have contributed to a successful community event in Roebourne, helping The Cancer Council raise funds for cancer research, prevention programs and support services.
Around 70 people attended ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser’ on 18th May, organised by Val and Kathy’s Crafty Kitchen. Kathy Brooker organised the event, as well as the donation of several raffle prizes.
For a gold coin donation, guests were treated to a delicious morning tea of cakes, cupcakes and slices, made by the cooking activity participants of the Roebourne Community Development Program (CDP).
The Activity Coordinator of REFAP’s CDP in Roebourne, Karen Farrell, said REFAP participants from the Cooking, Community Pride and Lead the Way activities all assisted with the event.
REFAP’s Remote School Attendance Strategy team also made the most of the opportunity to meet and speak with parents.
“The Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser has been a great opportunity for the participants to get out into the community and work together for a good cause,” Karen said. “Catering for a large group was a particularly valuable experience, and it gave our cooks the chance to show off their skills.”
REFAP job seekers also assisted by setting up and packing away the marquees, tables and chairs, whilst REFAP mentor, Lena Cedar led the entertainment, singing with Elders and community members.
REFAP is pleased to support Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and help raise funds in support of the one in two Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.