Stirling fundraises for breast cancer

Published on Mr Gary Booth (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

Location(s): HMAS Stirling, WA

Topic(s): HMAS Stirling, Charities, Fundraising & Community

Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'wearable art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling, 20 October 2013. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)
Girls from regional schools participate in a parade of 'wearable art' during activities for the Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling, 20 October 2013.

HMAS Stirling hosted a Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care WA fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess on Sunday 20 October 2013.

178 people attended the event, raising more than $5000 for the Breast Cancer Care WA charity.

During the fundraiser, 12 students from Comet Bay College took part in the event, singing and modelling festive outfits that they had created. Three hospitality students from the College also assisted in preparing and delivery of the high tea to guests.

For organiser Navy's Chief Petty Officer Toni Ralph, the high tea was an outstanding event.

“This is the first time that we have hosted a high tea at HMAS Stirling. We received fantastic support from the Rockingham business community and the Comet Bay College.  Without their support, we would not have had such a great outcome,” said CPO Ralph.

“It  was fantastic to see so many people attend to support such a worthwhile cause,” said CPO Ralph.

“Breast Cancer Care WA was founded in 2000 by Ros Worthington OAM, with the mission of providing personalised care, emotional, practical and financial support for women and families affected by breast cancer.

“The services are provided free of charge and all money raised to support Breast Cancer Care WA, stays in the west.

Debbie Gibbins talks about her struggle with breast cancer and the support she has received from Breast Cancer Care WA during a Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling.

Debbie Gibbins talks about her struggle with breast cancer and the support she has received from Breast Cancer Care WA during a Signature High Tea Breast Cancer Care fundraising event at the Sir James Stirling Mess at HMAS Stirling.