High time for high tea

Thornleigh West Public School fundraisers put on a fabulous high tea for mums at the school, raising $1500 to help fund a local McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse.

Over 70 mums wearing a touch of pink were treated to a fabulous Mother’s Day high tea featuring cakes and sandwiches, while they listened to a moving account from Kylie Walsh, General Manager from estate agent Di Jones, who has been fighting breast cancer for the last year.

Kylie shared details of her diagnosis, treatment and how it affected hers and her family’s life, providing an insight into what women diagnosed with the disease have to endure.

It costs $390,000 a year to fund a McGrath Breast Care Nurse for three years, according to another guest speaker Catriona Ross, herself a Breast Care Nurse.

“Given the cost, it’s little wonder there are currently only two of these Nurses operating in this part of Sydney – and why we need to raise money for more Nurses to support local women in the area,” said organiser Vanessa Erickson, from Thornleigh West’s P & C Committee.

With 42 women diagnosed with breast cancer every day around Australia, the messages both women speakers gave out were both moving and welcomed.

Next month: The latest advice on breast health from a McGrath Breast Care Nurse

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