By XAVIER SMERDON
A TIRELESS Point Cook charity campaigner is now more determined than ever to make a difference.
Next month Judith Gaylor will host her second Biggest Morning Tea after raising $4700 for cancer research last year.
Combining raffles, silent auctions and other competitions, Ms Gaylor hopes that she will be able to raise even more money this time around.
But spurring her on more than anything is the fact that her own sister was diagnosed with breast cancer just three months ago.
“Luckily it was caught in the very, very early stages and we’re very confident she’ll be ok,” Ms Gaylor said.
“When it does hit home it is a little bit more emotional.
“It’s like I said last year, I might not have had cancer but I’ve got to think of my daughters and granddaughters.”
To make the event work, Ms Gaylor has asked her fellow Point Cook Retirement Village residents to donate anything that is sitting in their cupboards that they do not want.
The biggest prize up for grabs this year is a dinner for two on the Tram Restaurant in the city.
She said without the help of her fellow residents the event would never have got off the ground.
“I’ve never done anything like this before, but I’ve had a lot of help,” she said.
“You’d be surprised how many people in the village have been touched by cancer in some way.”
Ms Gaylor said she hoped her morning tea would become an annual event and that it would continue to be held even after she becomes too old to be a part of it.
Judith’s Biggest Morning Tea will be held on 15 May from 10.30am to 1.30pm at the Point Cook Retirement Village.
For more information call 9394 6699.