Epping High students and residents team up for charity

Year 10 students from Epping Boys High School teamed up with residents from Leisure Lea Gardens for this year’s Biggest Morning Tea at the village. The pupils provided a lovely morning tea and $823 was raised for The Cancer Council from donations and the raffle of two beautiful blankets hand-knitted by members of the Craft Group.

“The boys from the Year 10 Committee brought a delicious selection of cakes, sausage rolls and party pies to Leisure Lea, serving them to 40 delighted residents with a cuppa,” said Assistant Village Manager, Anna Ginters.

“In Year 7 the same boys voted on a charity to support throughout their school years. With so many of their families affected by many different cancers, the boys collectively decided to support The Cancer Council as their chosen charity.”

Epping Boys High School Deputy Principal, Yvonne Ansoul, shared her gratitude to residents for accepting the school’s invitation to hold the Biggest Morning Tea. She made special mention of Leisure Lea Gardens’ resident, Carol Lycett, who helped organise the event in conjunction with the school. Year Advisor, Mitchell Leggo, was also very supportive of the students, encouraging them to spread out and find residents to chat to when the morning tea had wrapped up.

Anna said that in April, residents raffled two Easter hampers and raised $340 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “That’s over $1,100 raised for cancer charities from the residents of Leisure Lea!”