The Disability Trust has held Biggest Morning Teas for the Cancer Council for many years but this was the first time a majority of its employees were all in the one place. There was plenty of excitement after 170 people moved into the new Edney Lane address from several locations in late May.
To add to the excitement, our People, Learning and Culture team judged a baking competition with the winner Melinda Egley being presented the Greatest Baker Award as well as bragging rights for the next year. Everyone was encouraged to bring a plate and gold coin donation and had raised over $1643.25 for the Biggest Morning Tea event.
Grant Plecas from Cancer Council Southern NSW said it was great to have the event at the new Disability Trust facility. "It is events like these that really help us to make a difference to the community," he said.
"Biggest Morning Tea has been going 26 years and that allows our organisation to invest a considerable amount of money into research across all cancers. Last year we put in $18.7 million.
"We do currently have two local research recipients at the University of Wollongong. So it is really exciting to see the money we are raising in our local community is being used and providing some impact at a local level".
The new headquarters will be officially opened in August 2019.
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