Kristy Taylor's Cancer Council Fundraising High Tea Event

By Kristy Taylor

Girls Night In 2021

So with another COVID fundraising year we decided to again go with packaged up high tea boxes which we sold and delivered to our guests doors… we made 75 boxes and they  sold out quicker than any of my past events. 

We also did an online auction which worked well.

Another option for people to “purchase up” was the option to buy “mystery tins” these are rung pull tins we have filled with different lucky dip items… they’re always popular at the event so we made around 250 tins and they sold out quickly too.  We also did again our annual treasure chest major raffle, which  was a treasure chest filled with different goodies and vouchers valued at over $600.  Again, the demand for this was wonderful.

Along with the above aspects of my annual event, my husband and myself (we are commercial beekeepers) decided a couple of years ago that we would donate as much honey (and the containers) towards this cause as our local community were prepared to buy… :)  so we run two honey sale drives throughout the year … and thankfully the community got behind each of our honey drives and this contributed significantly to our end total. 

I’m just so thankful to have been still able to raise money for this cause that means so much to me. In doi by it, I feel like I am honouring the story of my beautiful young friends who passed away from cancer as well as hopefully encouraging all women who live with cancer that there are people who care about what they are going through and see the rough road and are standing alongside them, shoulder to shoulder, even though we’ve never met, and doing what we can to help and ultimately cure the curse of women’s cancers. 

Thanks 2021, now I take a breather and Godwilling, before I know it I’ll be planning for 2022’s GNI! 

I’m hosting a Girls’ Night In to help all Victorian women affected by cancer

Most of us know the statistics of Cancer all to well because for us they are not numbers, they are the faces of people we have loved dearly and  are journeying beside, or have lost to cancer.  This continues to be the driving force behind my continued desire to my small part in raising money for support programs and important ground-breaking research to not only improve the quality of life for women living with cancer, but continuing to work towards cures.

Every year, 15,700 Victorian women are diagnosed cancer, and 6,000 of those will be breast or gynaecological cancers.

Thanks in part to generous Victorians, the good news is that the rate of women dying from cancer is declining. Throughout the last decade, the rate has been consistently decreasing by 1.5% PER YEAR!  This is thanks to earlier detection of cancers through screening, reductions in tobacco use, and improvements in treatment.

By supporting my annual event, you’ll be funding ground-breaking cancer research, prevention programs and support services that offer a helping hand to all Victorian women affected by cancer.

 THANK YOU

Thank you to my supporters!

$20

Anonymous

For good deeds done 😀

$1,000

Bees For Trees

$20.80

Debbie Munro

Auction

$78

Anonymous

$40

Belinda Davies

$120

Janine Gerber

$230

Anonymous

$208

Cathy Peautagitama

Congratulations on yet another successful 👏 event... xxx

$130

Cathryn & Marcus Ruthen

Congratulations on another year of fabulous fundraising for such a great cause. Marcus and I look forward to this event so much.

$104

Debbie Munro

Auction

$90

Laura Brain

Auction 😁

$145.60

Sharon Gleeson

Champion Team well done once again.

$60

Beth Jones

$530

Anonymous

Thank you so much for another fantastic event!!

$30

Gary Taylor

Payment Jayne Alexander

$52

Jenni Clohesy

Lot 32 (plus a further donation). Congratulations on another wonderful (and I'm sure) busy, busy year! Thank you to all the people and businesses who donated goods and services, my win of the major raffle is SO special, thank you!

$124.80

Christine Grant

Thank you so much. Great job in raising so much for cancer research. X

$38.48

Bree Butler

$130

James Brown

$1.52k

Anonymous

$197.60

Ben Butler

Auction items. 😀

$88.40

Susan Westhead

Thanks for a great fund-raiser Kristy 😊❤

$104

Deborah Harrison

Hi Kristy round up my total to $100 thank again for all your hard work 🙂

$41.60

Chantelle Van Cooten

Auction!!!

$36.40

Janelle Rotherham

All paid, thank you Kristy for another amazing fundraiser, you are awesome

$52

Sonya Fergus

Sonya’s auction money - Thomas set

$119.60

Sarah Chignell

$20

Gary Taylor

Donation Helen Elgin

$108.16

Lorraine Grose

$332.80

Melinda Pryse

Thanks Kristy xx

$175

Gary Taylor

Gary and Lisa Auctions

$31.20

Jenny

Auction money 😬

$50

Gary Taylor

Lisa Honey sales

$31.20

Jenny Nicholas

Thanks Kristy and family you all do an amazing job xx 3 tickets for the raffle

$5.52k

Anonymous

$104

Chantelle Van Cooten

Honey Bears!!

$52

Gaelle Broad

$20

Marisabel Bonet

$20.80

Belinda Davies

tinsx4

$20

Lee Ilsley

$30

Rachael

In memory of my beautiful sister Meredith, and many dear friends lost to cancer.

$70

Rachel Phillips

$26

Cathy Peautagitama

$31.20

Gary Taylor

6 tins 3 Lisa 3 Jayne ( give to Lisa)

$52

Shaz

Thanks to you and the team on the huge effort in lockdown. Keep up the great work you all do.

$52

Kerryn Mackinder

10 tins for Lucy Mackinder 2/19 Havelock St Bendigo please

$31.20

Liz Egan

$52

Lisa

❤️

$20

Gary Taylor

4 tins please

$31.20

Sally Lowndes

💜💜💜

$20

Gary Taylor

2 raffle tickets please

$26

Anonymous

$20.80

Kay Rampling

all the best from Marlene C c/- SpK

$52

Cathy Peautagitama

$31.20

Lorraine Grose

Thank you for the amazing fundraising you do.

$30

Mari

:)

$156

Kimberlea

Thank you so much Kristy for all that you do to raise funds and awareness.

$20.80

Rose Jamieson

$31.20

Jenny

$31.20

Karly Rolinson

$20

Kate Foulds

$26

Kay Rampling

Hey Kristy I will take 5 tins please

$26

Sonya Fergus

5 tins please x

$26

Karly Rolinson

$104

Rachael

$104

Anonymous

$83.20

Wendy Lovell

$104

Anonymous

$85

Gaelle Broad

Kristy you continue to inspire us all - thanks for running a first class event to support this worthy cause.

$83.20

Lynne

Thank you Kristy! Ox

$200

Kristy Sargeant

$62.40

Gail Stubs

1 x lovely afternoon tea box please Kristy to 3 Weatherby Drive Strathdale.

$109.20

Sonya Fergus

Can’t wait!

$15.60

Mel Brown

$60

Mel Brown

💕💕💕

$100

Anonymous

$72.80

Lauren

Thank you for organising this fundraiser for such a wonderful cause.

$83.20

Bree

$124.80

Christine Grant

Looking forward to it all again. X

$124.80

Robbie Taylor

$208

Cathy Peautagitama

LEGEND... Thankyou for all you do for others xxx

$93.60

Lyn French

$124.80

Laura Brain

$10

Marisabel Bonet

Thanks for always finding a way to assist those living with cancer. As a nursing student, I've already felt the some of the weight these people carry and every effort community members make lifts that weight. Note: My donation will come in installments. Thanks for understanding. Thanks,

$62.40

Justin Anderson

$88.40

Jennifer Clohesy

$80

E Curnow

Well done Kirsty. Afternoon tea and two raffle tickets for me please.

$83.20

Louise Maud

Thanks for your efforts again this year Kristy,

$60

Gary Taylor

Afternoon tea box Nadine Bird

$100

Jordyn Murray-major

$249.60

Janelle R

Love all you do!

$62.40

Anonymous

I just ordered and paid for my afternoon tea, thanks again for all you do

$83.20

Donna Bovaird

$145.60

Susan Bennett

$124.80

Anonymous

Great job as always Kristy can’t wait fir our box xx

$156

Joanne Doolan

Absolutely - count us in! X2boxes and x3 raffle tickets

$104

Heidi Addlem

So happy that your doing this again x

$104

Kristy Balic

$83.20

Lorraine Grose

So pleased you are doing this again Kristy, & so happy to support you

$83.20

Karly Rolinson

$62.40

Rose Jamieson

So glad you are doing this again!!

$83.20

Lisa

Love what you do kristy!

$20

Anonymous

$52

Specialk

Yet again u ROCK Kristy and girls with what u always do.

$62.40

Gary Taylor

Let's do It!

$600

Akd Accounting

$72.80

Sharon Howard

One high tea box and 2 jars please 😁😁💚

$104

Beth

Was such an awesome box last year, can't wait for this year's 😊

$124.80

Rebekah Stevens

You do an amazing job Kristy!