“Since a young age, I have believed in making a difference and leaving my mark on the world. While I am a teacher by trade I also indulge in my love for tea, homeware and anything floral through my side business, Amity Created. To marry my two passions, I decided to host a tea to raise funds for Australian charity.
In the past few years, I have noticed an increase in those around me being touched by cancer. A lot of my close friends and family have been affected by this disease in one way or another. My grandparents and my close friend’s relatives have all been struck in the past few years with different types of cancer. While I can’t speak on their behalf, I think it’s safe to say that the diagnosis really changed their lives.
My Nonna (grandmother) is in the midst of a long battle with cancer and unfortunately is not able to have much treatment. When she was first diagnosed I made it my main interest to align myself with the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and start raising much-needed funds.
In the spirit of Amity Created, I decided to host a beautiful fundraising event called ‘Tea is for Tomorrow’. It’s a garden tea party where attendees can expect to meet fabulous new people, indulge in delicious treats and of course drink some amazing tea. They’ll even walk away with some goodies. All this, whilst supporting the best cancer research in Australia.
I believe that without the support of the wider community, cancer research would simply not continue. It is important we band together to make sure that cancer researchers can develop effective new ways to prevent, detect and treat cancers for us and the next generation.
To me, there is nothing more gut-wrenching than hearing the news that a loved one has been affected by such an illness. Personally, it made me reflect on moments with my family – past and present. I knew I had to do something to help make a difference and ensure that future generations will not be affected in such a devastating way.
I encourage people to research the efforts of the ACRF and to acknowledge their hard work. While I was doing my research into Australian charities that support cancer research, I found ACRF and felt that their supporter’s contribution to treatments and preventions had been enormous. I wanted to be a part of that because I believe that together we can help researchers make further treatments available so fewer lives will be lost to cancer. To others thinking about supporting cancer research I would tell them to absolutely go for it! If you are not able to attend fundraisers, there are so many creative and fun ways to raise money with those around you.” ACRF supporter, Daniella Libri
Thank you to Daniella for hosting such an exciting event for cancer research. Tea is for Tomorrow was on Saturday 27 August at 1:00 PM in Wetherill Park, NSW.