Waterhen bakes up a storm for cancer fight

Published on LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Location(s): Sydney

Topic(s): HMAS Waterhen, Charities and Fundraising

HMAS Waterhen's ship's company recently held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for cancer research. (photo: Unknown)
HMAS Waterhen's ship's company recently held an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event to raise funds for cancer research.

HMAS Waterhen’s ship’s company pulled out all the stops recently to raise funds for cancer research.
 
The event was part of Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, which encourages morning teas across the country.
 
Waterhen
’s Commanding Officer Commander Nick Watson said his ship’s company held a bake-off.
 
Personnel were encouraged to enter a dish into a number of categories, including best sweet or savoury dish, best overall dish, and the encouragement award.
 
“I was very impressed by the quality of all 18 dishes that were presented on the day,” Commander Watson said.
 
“I’d like to issue a Bravo Zulu to all participants and in particular to Petty Officer Physical Training Instructor Anthony Wilson and Leading Seaman Physical Training Instructor Luke Martin for organising the event.”
 
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, an annual event, raises much needed funds for the Cancer Council to continue their valuable work in cancer research, prevention and support services.
 
Now in its 24th year, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is one of Cancer Council’s leading fundraising events, and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia.
 
In New South Wales alone, more than 45,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year.