Hobart City Mission celebrates volunteers with local charities

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HOBART City Mission kicked off celebrations for National Volunteer Week with an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event to raise money for the Cancer Council Tasmania.

The morning tea recognised and thanked more than 450 volunteers who dedicate their time to helping the community through volunteering at Hobart City Mission and City Mission Op Shops.

The event was a collaboration between Hobart City Mission, Cancer Council and Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas).

Funds raised on the day were donated to the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Hobart City Mission chief executive officer John Stubley said the morning tea celebrated the efforts of volunteers in southern Tasmania, while raising funds for an important cause.

“Many of our volunteers have been affected by cancer in one way or another,” he said.

“We feel that this partnership is a great way to support a charity that supports our volunteers and staff through some of the more difficult times in life.

“It’s also a really nice way to come together to connect to other organisations in the community such as Cancer Council and the Migrant Resource Centre, and celebrate the efforts of our amazing volunteers.”

Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive officer Penny Egan said she was thankful for the support from Hobart City Mission and the Migrant Resource Centre.

“We have hundreds of Tasmanians who volunteered their time this May, raised a cuppa and supported cancer research, support and prevention, and I would like to thank everyone involved,” she said.

“Our work is underpinned by the generosity of the community and simply would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers.”

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania representative Tahlia Morgan said the organisation valued the important work of volunteers across Tasmania.

“MRC Tas was pleased to support the morning tea, which celebrated the amazing work of volunteers while raising important funds for Cancer Council,” she said.

“Attendees had the opportunity to try some delicious handmade Middle Eastern sweets from our social enterprise project, such as Ma’amoul, a famous Syrian shortbread cookie.”

Hobart City Mission also organised a number of other social events for its volunteers throughout National Volunteer Week, including private tours of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and a boat cruise on the River Derwent.

To donate to Hobart City Mission’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser, visit https://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/fundraisers/hobartcitymission/tas.

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