For the second consecutive year, Wests Tigers helped launch the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea which takes place on Thursday, May 24. More than 1 million people across the country are expected to take part in morning teas.
Last year, Wests Tigers were the first NRL club to promote the event with around 50 people in attendance. This year has seen the Wests Tigers become the first NRL club to again join forces with The Cancer Council to promote the morning tea.
Between 100 and 150 people attended Concord Oval today to join Wests Tigers players, officials, sponsors, and special guests for a Cuppa for Cancer.
Wests Tigers captain Brett Hodgson spoke about the great work the club does in the community in supporting charities such as The Cancer Council, and told how he was affected by the impact of losing his mum to breast cancer in 2000.
A luncheon comprising of sandwiches, party pies and sausage rolls, cakes, biscuits and cold drinks was put on with people asked to make a minimum donation of $5 for The Cancer Council.
Through the generosity of those in attendance, Wests Tigers raised more than $1100 for The Cancer Council.
Special guests included the Vega (5.3FM) morning breakfast show team of Angela Catterns, Tony Squires, Rebecca Wilson, and Mikey Robbins. The Vega team were very supportive of the Wests Tigers event and the work done by The Cancer Council.
To thank Angela Catterns for her support and in recognition of her love for the Wests Tigers, the club made her one of its celebrity supporters by presenting her with a new jersey.
Wests Tigers look forward to continuing its strong relationship with The Cancer Council in the near future.