Cancer support the theme in May at Mont De Lancey

Teddies piled high from the Craft a Cure for Cancer group. Picture: CALLUM LUDWIG

By Callum Ludwig

Support for the Cancer Council is the theme for the month of May at the Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead in Wandin North.

The Craft a Cure for Cancer group is back exhibiting in the gallery while the annual Biggest Morning Tea event is also coming up and is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

President of the Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead Jill Sebire said it’s been a yearly occasion for a few years now.

“Craft a Cure for Cancer started off with just tea cozies and now they’ve spread out a bit with all the others things people can come see,” she said.

“They look very good and it’s all for good cause so it’s nice that we’re able to provide that venue for them and they can keep coming as long as they like.”

100 per cent of the proceeds from the sales of the assortment of hand-crafted goods including bags, children’s clothes, teddies, scarves, beanies and more that are on display in the gallery will be donated to the Cancer Council, while Craft a Cure for Cancer will also be replenishing the stock of items throughout the month until they pack up on 29 May.

The annual Biggest Morning Tea event held in the Museum will be held on Thursday 23 May, and always proves to be a successful fundraiser, with last year’s event raising about $4000.

Ms Sebire said the Biggest Morning Tea is always a lively event.

“It’s a good opportunity for anyone touched by cancer to come together and gives you a nice feeling to be able to well talk about it if you need to,” she said.

“It’s a good get-together with nice prizes, food and tea which everyone likes early in the morning.”

All in all, the Wandin Biggest Morning Tea event has raised over $40,000 for cancer research since its inception.

The event will be held from 9am to 12pm and anyone who can’t donate in person on the day can also do so at