The Lilli Pilli Ladies held a positive afternoon tea for the community, which saw them raise $5,000 for the fight against cancer, at the Sherwood Hall on Saturday.
The Lilli Pilli Ladies, which is made up of six committee members from the Kempsey Shire, has now raised $15,000 and the money will go towards purchasing a refrigerated centrifuge for the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute located at Port Macquarie.
The centrifuge is expected to cost around $10,000 and the remaining money will be donated to the cancer institute.
One of the organisers Judy Saul told the Argus there was nearly 200 people in attendance and it made for a terrific afternoon.
“Everyone had a great time, it’s about women coming together to relax, engage and enjoy an afternoon,” Ms Saul said.
“Ladies were there who are suffering from cancer or know of people who are and it was a very positive afternoon for them.
“There were laughs as we played lots of silly games and had awards for the best dressed and best hat.”
Ms Saul expressed how generous the community was in helping the Lilli Pilli Ladies raise funds.
“We have the best community, businesses and people came to us to donate and it’s just great that we have a town that does that,” she said.
“We can’t thank their support enough and it will help plenty of lives in our region.”
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey was at the afternoon tea and Ms Saul said everyone was thankful for her attendance.
The Lilli Pilli Ladies will hold the event next year and Ms Saul said everyone is welcome.