Gatton RE delivers the tea

Delivery drivers Sheila and Frank Oostenbroek with Gatton Real Estate former principal Rhonda McLucas, ready to make the first delivery for the Biggest Morning Tea on Friday morning, 24 May. Pictures: JACOB HAYDEN

Gatton Real Estate joined hundreds of businesses and community groups raising funds to support the Cancer Council by hosting the Biggest Morning Tea.

Gatton RE principal and director Allison Vinckier said the business has supported the cause for more than 10 years.

“All our lives are touched by cancer, I think,” Mrs Vinckier said.

“There’s not one person you can talk to that hasn’t had their life touched in some way by cancer.

“We’re raising money for an excellent cause to support research to hopefully, one day, come up with better solutions for people diagnosed with cancer.”

Staff prepared morning teas for local businesses, community groups and private residences for just $10 a platter, delivered to their door on Friday morning, 24 May.

“We try to make it easy for them, so we deliver, which is great,” Mrs Vinckier said.

“We’re getting orders of three, four, five platters for some businesses.

“As long as we reach out to them and let them know we’re holding, they come back to us with a multitude of orders and they’re happy to pay to support a great cause.”

Mrs Vinckier said she was confident Gatton RE would beat its previous fundraising efforts.

“Last year we raised just over $2,000, so this year we’d love to hit that target and exceed it, if possible,” she said.

“We do raffles too to support the fundraising.

“We get donated gifts from local businesses and private people and Rhonda [McLucas] has been selling raffle tickets at the IGA for three or four days straight.

“She’s raised a bit over $600 there.”