Gregory Hills company breaks state record

Wisdom Homes staff at the morning tea event. Picture: Supplied.
Wisdom Homes staff at the morning tea event. Picture: Supplied.

Staff at Wisdom Homes shunned a traditional coffee break to host a big morning tea, raising almost $73,000 in the process.

The business based in Gregory Hills hosted a record-breaking Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser last month.

Wisdom raised $72,951 for the Cancer Council at the event – the highest fundraising total of any of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events in NSW.

Director and business owner Fay Vitalone said the morning tea smashed the pre-event fundraising target of $40,000.

She said she was overjoyed with the fundraising efforts.

“Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a huge part of our organisation,” she said.

“We want to encourage other businesses to get onboard and support the amazing work of Cancer Council.”

Cancer Council greater western sydney community relations coordinator Leanne Langdon said the money raised by Wisdom was an incredible result.

“It’s the highest fundraising total of any Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event across the state for 2018,” she said.

“We’re so thankful to Wisdom Homes for supporting the vital work we do here at the Cancer Council.”

Wisdom Homes hosted its first Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in 2011.

The business has since raised more than $200,000 for the Cancer Council.

Channel 7 News identity Jim Wilson hosted the 2018 event, sharing his own family struggle with cancer.

Mrs Vitalone said the event was only possible thanks to the generous support Wisdom received from suppliers, key partners, local businesses and employees.

“As a company we are also committed to matching employee contributions dollar for dollar,” she said.

“The event and outcome would not be possible without their support.

“We are extremely thankful to all who helped us to make a difference in the community.”