It's always been important to me to make a contribution to cancer research. Not unlike many other families, the big C has hit my family in the past. My dear, Aunty Maun (pictured), died of bowel cancer when I was pregnant with the 9yr old. Just before I became pregnant, I had flown to Perth and visited my aunt then. The disease had taken over quite considerably by that stage. I'll never forget Aunty Maun's tears when I left at the end of that visit, promising I would see her again soon. She and I both knew that was unlikely to happen - even though I hoped and prayed a miracle would somehow occur.
Since my aunt's death, I've found a need to play a role in helping to support cancer research - albeit a small one. I started with donations here and there, but I've always wanted to do more. Today's morning tea was a good start.
Today was for you, Aunty Maun - as well as all those who have lost their lives to cancer. xxx
I tell you, I couldn't have been more fortunate to not only have fantastic, sunny weather for my morning tea, but to also be surrounded by a bunch of gorgeous gals.
Last night I spent a bit of time in the kitchen preparing for my guests' arrival.
|My Chocolate & Coconut Slice (recipe)|
|Mum's Lemon Butter Tarts before their lids went on (recipe)|
Then this morning, a special delivery arrived...
As I'm not exactly a natural when it comes to baking, I approached Ghermez Cupcakes about the possibility of donating some cupcakes for my morning tea, with the promise that I would donate $1 for each cupcake donated to add to my original donation already made. They were delighted to help out, and sent over two dozen of the most gorgeous looking and - more importantly - DELICIOUS mini cupcakes! Thank you so much, Ghermez. A donation has been made. xxx
|The gals & I took great delight in choosing our flavours from the 'menu' provided!|
Because it was such beautiful weather this morning, I set up outside. (Before he set off for school this morning, the 9yr old asked where I was going to have my morning tea. When I told him I'd set up outside, he said, "Well, make sure you sweep up all those leaves out there, Mum." Thanks for that, buddy.)
|Tasty treats for my guests.|
As I tweeted earlier, this was the nerve centre of the morning tea...
Thank goodness for my wonderful coffee machine (actually, it's Hubby's. I bought it for his birthday a couple of years ago). I easily churned out flat whites, lattes and cappuccinos galore!
|Cappuccinos are my coffee drink of choice.|
|Some of the ladies enjoying a cuppa and a chat.|
At last count (2.45pm Tuesday), donations had reached $360. I know some of my girlfriends are planning to make a donation later today, so hopefully I'll get closer to my goal of $500!
Thank you to those who have already donated to such a worthwhile cause. My donations are in honour of my beloved Aunty Maun.
If you would like to make a donation in honour of someone, I'd love that. As would the Cancer Council of NSW. ;)
You can donate HERE. Every little bit counts.