High tea for a cause

Rhonda Thorpe and fellow Walk for Hope participants.
Rhonda Thorpe and fellow Walk for Hope participants in 2022. Photo by Susie Cunningham.

Locals will get to provide hope and support to cancer patients and their families while enjoying a social day out at High Tea for a Cause at Beaudesert Tennis Club on 19 February.

The fundraiser costs $25 per person and all money raised will go to Mater Chicks in Pink via the International Women’s Day Fun Run.

The organiser behind the event is breast cancer survivor Rhonda Thorpe, who is one of 29 locals and their friends gearing up to do the fun run as part of team ‘Turtle’s Flippin Tits’.

Rhonda, who is 12 years breast cancer free, is deeply passionate about raising awareness for people to be checked regularly and raising money to support people affected by cancer.

She said booking a ticket to the High Tea for a Cause was one easy way to make a difference and encouraged locals to get onboard.

“Come join us for a fun afternoon of scrumptious treats with raffles and lucky door prizes to be won, all while making a difference to the life of a cancer patient and their family,” she said.

“Your support means more than you can imagine. it’s not just the patient, it’s the family who goes through it as well. Cancer does not discriminate and in our lifetime, it will impact all our lives in some way.”

Rhonda will put on the high tea through the support of team Turtle’s Flippin Tits, including her friend Rachael Bates who is unable to join the team for the walk this year.

Team Turtle’s Flippin Tits is made up of Rhonda, Darren, Sarah and Nick Thorpe, Ebony Panoho, Natashia, Gavin, Ariarna and Makyla Gotke, Pamela and Ellen Undery, Jess Macginley-Kroll, Wes Kroll, Leah Macginley, Virginia Dennis, Colin, Cameron and Abby Barthel, Lorraine Rowe, Denise Winters, Denise Kelly, Lee Tait, Julie Ferguson, Janzell Bartlett, Amaya Ries, Stephanie Verrall, Chris Perez, Gemma Curmi and Jayda Burcham.

The Beaudesert Cancer Council branch, which Rhonda is a member of, is also supporting the event by loaning their high tea crockery.

The high tea starts at 11am, 19 February. For bookings contact Rhonda on 0403 505 662.

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Journalist telling the stories of where I live. I love living and working in Beaudesert and when I'm not working you'll see me walking the dogs with my husband Zac.