Biggest Morning Tea blooms in Applecross

Posted 11 Apr 2016.

Vivienne Etter, Ian Duncan and Mary Easterbrook.

Cancer survivor Mary Easterbrook is hosting a special Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at her Applecross home this Thursday.

Mary will be joined by both the president of the WA Rose Society Vivienne Etter and chief judge of the Orchid Society Ian Duncan, who will be bringing along a range of blooming flowers for attendees to enjoy.

"Anybody that knows me knows that I love flowers and my particular favourites are roses and orchids," Mary said.

"Vivienne will be bringing along a lot of roses from her nursery (Swiss Rose Garden) and Ian has some magnificent orchid blooms that he will also have with him on the day."

Mary had a brush with cancer a few years ago and saw the event as an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Council WA.

"I was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer in 2011 and was very lucky it was caught early on," she said.

"I had the operation and started the treatment straight after - it wasn't the most pleasant experience of my life but I am very blessed to be a survivor."

Mary raised just under $5000 for Cancer Council WA at her event last year and hopes to meet or exceed that amount this year.

"Last year I had around 80 people in attendance and I'm hoping for 90 this year," she said.

Join Mary and thousands of other Biggest Morning Tea hosts by holding your own morning tea at home or work:

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