WIMMERA residents have raised a cup to beating cancer at Biggest Morning Tea events throughout the region.
Many community groups and organisations hosted fundraising events sweetened with tea and treats.
Proceeds will be donated to Cancer Council Victoria.
Horsham Tristar Medical Clinic Dr Nadia Baluch said staff showed off their culinary skills for the clinic’s inaugural event on Wednesday.
Doctors supplied a plate of food for all to enjoy, at the cost of a gold coin donation.
“We had a big massage table with some cloths and food on it – we improvised,” Dr Baluch said.
“It was a full table, we didn’t have any space.”
Throughout the day, people indulged in biscuits, cakes, donuts and a black forest cake.
“I made a savoury chickpea salad – there were so many sweets,” Dr Baluch said.
They raised $100 with fundraising efforts to continue into next month.
Dr Baluch said people could make a donation at the clinic’s reception.
“We will definitely do it again next year,” she said.
Meanwhile, she imparted a health message:
“Be sun-smart, eat healthy, reduce your alcohol intake, stop smoking, exercise and get checked,” she said.
Meritum Financial Group receptionist Sammy-Jo Lawson said about 60 people attended the company’s morning tea at Wesley Performing Arts Centre on Thursday.
She said the event raised more than $1000, but expected further donations would roll in.