New-look morning tea, same big impact

New-look morning tea, same big impact

By Sean Car

While COVID-19 safety measures meant the team at Berth and Cargo was unable to host its usual Biggest Morning Tea event, it didn’t stop it raising $7500 for the Cancer Council on May 28 thanks to a clever tweak.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has become an annual fixture for the two restaurants over many years and for the first time it, like so many other events, was forced to cancel due to coronavirus.

However, Berth’s venue manager Vanessa Muggianu said that while they were unable to welcome guests to fundraise in the traditional sense, the team had decided to take morning tea to their supporters instead!

With the support of its staff and suppliers, the team created morning tea takeaway boxes featuring goodies such as bagels, croissants, sandwiches, donuts, scones, mini champagnes and mini-teacups to deliver to homes in Docklands and beyond.

In selling around 130 takeaway boxes and receiving a number of individual donations, the team was able to rally and raise a whopping $7500 for the Cancer Council’s efforts to support cancer research.

Vanessa Muggianu said they were “blown away” by the support.

“We didn’t think we were going to be able to anything at the start so to sell as many as we did was incredible,” she said.

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