Fancy dress morning tea to raise quids in heritage style

HIGH TEA: The Courthouse Restaurant's Taylah Forbes and Carol Balfour with Cancer Council Queensland Redland branch volunteer Patricia Snoddy. Photo: Hannah Baker
HIGH TEA: The Courthouse Restaurant's Taylah Forbes and Carol Balfour with Cancer Council Queensland Redland branch volunteer Patricia Snoddy. Photo: Hannah Baker

SERVING hungry patrons sandwiches, pastries, baked goods and tea is how The Courthouse Restaurant team are helping to fight cancer.

More than $70,000 has been generated for Cancer Council Queensland through their fundraising efforts over the past two decades.

But their upcoming Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, which is on between 9.30am and 11.30am on Thursday, May 25, could be their fanciest yet.

The morning’s theme and dress code is “That’s Entertainment”, with hilarity ensured thanks to Redland City councillor Paul Bishop’s tales from the entertainment industry.

Cancer Council Queensland Redlands branch volunteer Patricia Snoddy said best dressed and lucky door prizes would also be up for grabs.

Tickets are $30 per person and are now on sale

While frivolity is promised, Ms Snoddy said the high tea’s cause was serious – up to $3500 is expected to be raised from the event, which will cater to more than 100 guests.

Not only will every dollar from ticket and raffle sales be donated to Cancer Council Queensland, the restaurant’s staff had also volunteered their services to wait on guests.

Ms Snoddy said the ongoing support from The Courthouse Restaurant was fantastic.

“The Redlands Volunteer Branch have appreciated the assistance of The Courthouse Restaurant, and (its owners) Mary and Ross Gibb, for over 20 years,” she said.

“Our sincere thanks goes to The Courthouse Restaurant for their ongoing generosity, supporting not only our Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, but also the Terry Fox Run and Relay for Life, over the years.”

The Courthouse Restaurant’s Carol Balfour said staff were excited about the high tea fundraiser.

“Everyone helps out and we raise much needed funds,” she said. 

“It is a great community spirit.”

To book, phone The Courthouse Restaurant on 3286 1386 or Ms Snoddy on 3821 2348.

RSVPs are due before COB Tuesday, May 23.