Stoneman’s embraces farm life for Biggest Morning Tea

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STONEMAN’S Garden Centre has raised $9,500 for the Cancer Council Tasmania after hosting a fun filled Biggest Morning Tea.

Scores of people donned their best overalls and flannies in an ‘Old MacDonald’s Farm’ themed morning tea.

Stoneman’s hosts a Biggest Morning tea every year to bring the community together and raise funds for a worthy cause.

Stoneman’s Garden Centre co-owner and marketing and admin manager Jo Stoneman said it was a great turn out due to there being no event in 2020 because of COVID-19.

“We had a lot of donations online before the event even started and a lot of people came up to me saying how willing they were to donate, it was really touching,” she said.

Local entertainer John X acted as MC for the event, while horticulturist Angus Stewart gave a talk on ‘what’s new in native plants’.

There were also plenty of games being held, such as a coin toss, as well as a raffle.

“We had a memorial garden where people could buy a bulb and write the name of their loved one they’re remembering on it,” Ms Stoneman said.

“They could then take it home or plant it in our memorial garden, where the bulbs come up and give us a beautiful display by giving us that little moment of remembrance.”

Ms Stoneman said the Biggest Morning Tea was a significant event to help combat cancer by raising funds and awareness.

“Just about everybody in our community and all across the world is touched by cancer in one way or another, so it’s something we can all relate to, and it’s something we really need to try to find solutions for and support each other,” she said.

“This event was a great way to come together, offer comfort and support, and also raise vital funds.”

Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive officer Penny Egan attended the event at Stoneman’s and was impressed to see the community come together to support the cause.

“The Biggest Morning Tea is one of our biggest fundraising events for the year and it’s a good opportunity for us to be able to get out in the public and say thank you,” Ms Egan said.

“It’s a great event to bring people and communities together, whether that be schools, families, friends or office groups, it’s just one of those fabulous events.”

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