Coffee and cars for cancer research | PHOTOS

Karen and Peter Coveney. Photo by Keer Moriarty.
Karen and Peter Coveney. Photo by Keer Moriarty.

Vintage cars and great food were the order of the day as local cafe, Teaspoons & Aprons partnered with the Beaudesert Branch of Cancer Council Queensland to raise funds for bowel cancer research.

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The Twilight barbecue attracted about 20 vintage cars with several locals bringing their Mustangs and Chevvies to display.

Cafe owner Shinade Harper said she approached the Beaudesert Branch of Cancer Council Queensland with the idea for the event after two people close to her had been diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Both men were diagnosed with late stage cancer.

Shinade said holding the event specifically for bowel cancer research was very important to her.

The support the community provided meant a lot to her personally.

“It was a fantastic event, much better than we imagined.  We thought it was going to be a small event and it was so much bigger than we expected,” said Shinade.

“We are now talking to centre management to workshop some ways to run more of these kinds of events and to grow the event, possibly by involving the other outlets in the complex.”

Cancer Council Qld Secretary Ellen Logan said over $700 was raised through a raffle, donations and the barbecue.

“We were very grateful to the people who brought their beautiful cars along.  They were all keen to do it again,” said Ellen.

She said Beaudesert Rotary was helpful in getting the word out to the vintage and heritage car fraternity.

Beaudesert’s own popular duo, Rick Wilson and Linda Street (better known as Wilson Street) played outside the cafe from 5pm and created a great atmosphere.

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