Homemade delicacies and hot beverages were on offer yesterday at JH and Co’s Biggest Morning Tea.
Raising money for the Cancer Council, the morning was combined with a networking event for business owners and staff to mix with other people.
Close to 30 people enjoyed the morning’s festivities, which JH and Co marketing and client services manger Emily Quattrochi said was great to see so many people supporting a well-needed cause.
‘‘I hope people leave feeling good about themselves having helped raise money for a good cause, have met someone new in the Shepparton area and hopefully they have exchanged a few business cards as well,’’ she said.
The team at JH and Co set themselves a goal of raising $800 for the Cancer Council, which they were working towards through a raffle, guess the jelly bean competition and gold coin donations.
Staff members also put their baking skills to the test, each making a sweet treat to serve to guests, who then voted for their favourite dish.
Guests also listened to Shepparton cancer survivor Amanda Hocking speak about her own personal experience with dealing with the disease and supporting family members going through the same thing.
She shared points of interest she developed during her personal cancer journey that she believed were important for everyone to be aware of.
‘‘I have a few members in my family who have experienced or are experiencing cancer at the moment,’’ she said.
‘‘The more informed you are of what is going on, the more empowered you are.’’