A RECORD number of people attended Stoneman’s Garden Centre in May to kick up their heels in the name of cancer research.
The theme of “The Wild West” inspired many to don their cowboy hats and boots to support Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Party and raise funds for the Australian Cancer Council (ACC).
In addition to enjoying morning tea, attendees also raised money through games, auctions and a raffle.
They were even treated to a line dancing demonstration by the Southern Mustangs Tasmania Line Dancing group.
To mark the occasion, Stoneman’s created a Memorial Garden in a purpose-built planting box.
People could purchase a daffodil bulb in store and plant it in the Memorial Garden, or take it home in memory of a loved one who has battled cancer.
“We’re all looking forward to spring when the beautiful daffodils will be in bloom,” Stoneman’s Garden Centre marketing manager Jo Stoneman said.
“We invite everyone to enjoy the beauty of our Memorial Garden and hope that it can bring some comfort while looking with inspiration and hope towards a cancer free future.
“We truly believe that if we all work together, cancer can be defeated.”
All money raised on the day and from memorial bulb sales was donated to the ACC to help fund research, support services, prevention programs and advocacy.
To donate, visit tas.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/Stonemans
Caption: Stoneman’s Garden Centre went to the “Wild West” for their Biggest Morning Tea event in May.