Taree Craft Cottage swelled to its full capacity on March 9 to embrace 90 people who arrived at 11.30am for a sumptuous high tea.
The function was organised by Taree Craft Centre to raise funds for Manning Valley Push 4 Palliative, who work tirelessly to aid Manning Hospital's palliative care ward.
The tables were set to perfection with heritage linens, fine china and flowers, and with everyone seated, an army of volunteers began to bring out hot savouries followed by tiered plates laden with sandwiches and a decadent array of cakes, slices and cream filled delights. Beautiful china tea pots were delivered to each table and those preferring coffee were served by waitresses.
At 1pm around 40 beautiful voices singing in harmony delighted the audience. Wingsong Choir from Wingham received much applause for their very professional and polished performance. The afternoon was completed with the drawing of the lucky door prize, raffles and an auction of donated items. A total of $1687 was raised overall.
“We were delighted to stage this event to assist Manning Valley Push 4 Palliative who work so hard for a very good cause," said Taree Craft Centre president, Pam Eyb.
"A big thank you to our wonderful team of volunteers led by our café manager Ellaine Arneil. Our volunteers are the strength behind our organisation. Thank you also to Wingsong Choir and local business houses who supported this event.”
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