High Tea 2016 A Grand Affair

Sisters of Mercy and staff at the Mercy Centre in Tighes Hill NSW are taking the High Tea theme to heart as they plan this year’s fundraising event on May 6. It’s all about the tiered cake plates, bone China tea cups and cucumber sandwiches.

It’s the second year the Sisters and staff from Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, Central B Community has come together for the High Tea Appeal to raise money for the Victoria-based McAuley Community Services for Women. Not even state borders can quell their enthusiasm, or commitment to the organisation’s work.

“We are aware of the great work that McAuley Community Services for Women does. It is a ministry that is strongly supported and the High Tea allows us the opportunity to assist MCSW continue their work and also allows us the opportunity to hold a gathering, share in some hospitality and spend some time with each other,” said Emma Veronesi Mercy Centre Receptionist and Administration Assistant who is helping organise this year’s Call for Help High Tea Appeal.

The menu for the May 6 High Tea includes traditional fare such as scones with jam and cream, slices, cucumber sandwiches, mini quiches and pots and pots of tea. But the food is only a side event at the High Tea, the real drawcard is the chance to support women who are homeless or who are fleeing family violence.

“It is an event that brings together the staff and Sisters of ISMAPNG for a great cause. We hold a number of fundraising events over the year, and last year, this was our most popular and most successful. We are hoping that we can match, if not improve on, our previous fundraising efforts,” Emma said.

Caption: Emma Veronesi Mercy Centre Receptionist and Administration Assistant looks forward to this year’s High Tea.