Australia Day celebrations to help Cancer Council

Cancer Council Tasmania will benefit from an Australia Day celebration at Westbury in northern Tasmania.

CEO Penny Egan said she was delighted that the Westbury Rotary Club’s Australia Day breakfast was being dedicated to Cancer Council Tasmania.

“This is a very popular event and brings the community together to celebrate Australia Day,” Mrs Egan said.

“The breakfast is a great Westbury tradition and was named as the Best Event in Meander Valley at the Meander Valley Council’s annual Australia day awards.

“Cancer Council Tasmania relies on donations from the Tasmanian community to fund our vital support services for people affected by cancer.

“Without the support of groups such as the Westbury Rotary Club we would simply not be able to help as many Tasmanians as we do.”

Westbury Rotary Club member and event co-ordinator, Merrilyn Heazlewood, said the Australia Day breakfast had been held for about 15 years.

“We visited the Cancer Support Centre in Launceston last year and were so impressed with the services that are offered we wanted the breakfast to support the centre,” Ms Heazlewood said.

“The breakfast is held to bring the community together and share a traditional cooked breakfast.

“The RSL Club is filled with much talk and laughter as friends meet and catch up, or strangers sit together and exchange interesting conversations and make new friends.

“We encourage anyone from Westbury and surrounding areas to attend.

“All the food provided for the cooked breakfast is purchased from Westbury businesses and the Gourmet Butcher makes delicious, top quality sausages and bacon.”

The breakfast is being held on Sunday 26th January from 7.30am to 10am at the Westbury RSL Club.

Entry to the breakfast costs $12 per person and $25 for a family.