Cuppa for a good cause

JUNE Rollan is planning to have a cuppa at the Long Flat Hotel on May 19 and wouldn't mind a hundred or more people joining her.

2011's Port Macquarie-Hastings Citizen of the Year is organising another fundraiser for a worthy cause, just as she has done for the past 30 years.

This year, June is hoping her Morning Tea at Long Flat will add to a community fundraising appeal for the Palliative Care Unit at Wauchope District Memorial Hospital.

Lucky door prizes, a guessing competition and donation box will provide visitors with plenty of opportunities to contribute to the Palliative Care Unit, a project close to June's heart.

The former Birdwood resident lost her husband to cancer when he was just 49 years of age.

Her granddaughter survived a brain tumour at the tender age of 12, and she lost her beloved nephew to melanoma several years ago.

"When you know so personally the battles people face when they are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, you want to do everything you can to spare other people and other families from the hardships associated with such an illness," June said.

The Morning Tea will be held in the undercover area in the grounds of the Traveller's Rest Hotel, on the Oxley Highway.

The fun starts at 10.30am and everyone is asked to bring a small plate of finger food.