It was my love of the magical world of tea that prompted me to start my own business, Amity Created. Tea has this amazing ability to create a sense of calm and peace in almost any situation. That same sense of calm and peace also reminds me of spending time with my beloved Nonna (grandmother).
Last year I held my first Tea for Tomorrow event in support of my grandmother who was in the midst of a long battle with cancer. In the spirit of Amity Created and my obsession with anything tea related, it made sense to host a high tea. From our pretty teacups and delicious teas to the beautiful cakes; everyone who attended was really spoilt on the day. The response from the public was overwhelming; people attended from interstate and we raised just over $2,000.
Tea for Tomorrow has now become a new tradition. This year’s event, held again in Sydney, also quickly sold out. We more than doubled our fundraising amount to $5000, and we doubled the number of sponsors, all of whom were amazingly generous. Yet again, we had people fly in from Queensland and Melbourne to attend. Everyone came with their own story of how cancer had impacted their lives in some way. It was a very empowering and inspiring feeling to be surrounded by these wonderful people. Although my Noona has passed away, I like to think she was with us at this year’s event, saluting with a cup of tea!
ACRF and its staff have been a wonderful support to me over the past few years. I am appreciative of their help in organising my first event to the very kind words they sent to my family when we were experiencing the grief that comes with losing someone we cherished.
When it comes to fundraising, I chose to support ACRF because of their sole focus on cancer research. There is nothing more gut-wrenching than hearing the news that a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. Until research leads to a cure for all types of cancer, it is vitally important to continue fundraising and raising awareness. I encourage anyone else who is thinking of fundraising and who genuinely wants to make a difference to act without delay. Without the support of the wider community, cancer research won’t continue at its current pace and every step forward leads to progress.
2017 Amity Created Sponsors: Almond Breeze Australia, Tea at Henry’s, Zen Green Tea, The Love Letter Collective, La Vita E Dolce Biscotti, Glow by Beca, Healing Hands Message Therapy, Wanderluxe and Co, The Tea Nomad, The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Vellaris Boutique, Soul and Ark, Just Glow, Loho Stationary, Frank Trimarchi – Photography, Tulloch Wines
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