Griffith duo to stir up money for charity

SUPER STIRRERS: Griffith's Biggest Morning Tea organisers Deanna Marriott and Jan Newman prepare for their annual fund-raiser this Friday at the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club. Picture: Anthony Stipo

SUPER STIRRERS: Griffith's Biggest Morning Tea organisers Deanna Marriott and Jan Newman prepare for their annual fund-raiser this Friday at the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club. Picture: Anthony Stipo

AS STIRRERS go, you won't find a bigger pair than Jan Newman and Deanna Marriott.

The fund-raising dynamos will use their super skills with a wooden spoon to cook up a storm for their annual Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event this Friday from 10am to 2pm at the Griffith Ex-Servicemen's Club.

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea supports the Cancer Council, with money going to patient care and cancer research.

After more than 20 years hosting the popular event in Griffith, Mrs Marriott said she hoped to see plenty of locals help make the day a success.

"We raised $7000 last year but we'd like to top that figure," she said.

"We only do this once a year so we want it to be worthwhile.

"Every cup counts in the fight against cancer. Jan has had cancer and I used to work in a surgery and I've seen lots of cancer patients.

"Cancer is killing a lot of our friends and family and we just want to help find a cure."

Mrs Marriott said Friday would be an ideal chance for Griffith people to catch up over a cuppa.

"People do seem to look forward to our event each year," she said.

"We couldn't do it without the help of volunteers and donations."

Donations of sandwich fillings, slices, cakes and other morning tea fare would be greatly appreciated. Call Deanna on 6962 4680 or Jan on 6962 1457 if you can help.

The duo expect to bake about 600 scones, use 80 loaves of bread and serve up close to 70 different slices. The cost is $10 per head for all you can eat.

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