Craft a Cure for Cancer

By Lorraine Dunbar

Craft a Cure for Cancer

Craft a Cure for Cancer began with the Tea Cosy Competition, which has been held annually at Warratina Lavender Farm.

The concept of the Tea Cosy Competition is for people who enjoy knitting, crocheting and all types of craft to make tea cosies and soft toys and contribute them to be sold and raise funds for a worthy cause.

The Tea Cosy Competition raised vital funds for Cancer Council’s work in cancer research, prevention and support.

The success of the Tea Cosy Competition has led to many crafters asking if they can create their own craft-related event, and so Craft a Cure for Cancer was born!

We would love for you to register here to by clicking 'start fundraising' and hold your own Craft a Cure event to raise funds for Cancer Council.

Get a group of crafters together and knit, crochet, sew or whatever you like for a cure. 

Here are a few ideas for selling your hand-crafted treasures:

  • At a market; many markets will waive fees if you are selling purely as a charity fundraiser.
  • To friends and workmates; often there is a steady demand for handmade items, and people like to buy goods that support a charity that strives to help the whole community.
  • Hold a raffle or an auction; this is a good idea for something that was expensive or time consuming to make.
  • Sell online.

Big or small, every bit will help us in the fight against cancer.

For more information on the Tea Cosy Competition and inspiration, you may like to view the founder Lorraine's website:

https://teacosycompetition.blogspot.com  or

https://www.facebook.com/teacosycompetition/

For more information on Cancer Council visit https://www.cancervic.org.au/

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Thank you to my Sponsors

$862

Craft A Cure For Cancer

Proceeds of Park Orchards Market, and sales at Lorenti Cafe.

$20.88

Rebecca Delvecchio

$26.10

Emily Cavanagh

$15.66

Anonymous

$1.09k

Anonymous

Tea Cosy sales at Mont De Lancey. Sales equal $1039.00 plus donation of $50.00 from visitors.

$638

Anonymous

Cash sales at Lorenti Cafe, plus cash sales at Park Orchards Market in April.

$20

Anonymous

$26.10

Anonymous

$15.66

Jessica Fegan

$26.10

Caryn De Silva

$295

Craft A Cure For Cancer

Sales from Park Orchards Market and Lorenti Cafe

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Katherine Hinton

$20.88

Shui Ting Wong

$26.10

Kylie O'callaghan

$1,000

Kaye Coles

In memory of Kerry and Robyn who passed away in 2021. Keep up the fight for cure

$584

Anonymous

Sales from Lorenti Cafe plus the February Park Orchards Market.

$15.66

Anonymous

$65

Rachael Mccoll

Hi Lorraine!

$26.10

Anonymous

$57.42

Karen Hodgkins

$993

Lorraine Dunbar

Money raised from sales at Lorenti Cafe plus Park Orchards Market,

$52.20

Ashlee Rowe

$31.32

Anonymous

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

Shelley Quin

$15.66

David Wallis

$52.20

Rob Levickis

$26.10

Larissa Wakeley

$1.78k

Lorraine Dunbar

$50

Colleen Dadswell

$15.66

Cooper Sutherland

$26.10

Claire Strik

$10.44

Sarah Ashlyn Coakley

$52.20

Marilyn Hughes

$26.10

Trinity Thompson

Thanks

$26.10

Anonymous

$31.32

David Corry

Lovely knitted toy. Thank you

$36.54

Maxine Brenan

for my hippo

$26.10

Jacquie Bell

$20.88

Lavinia Dickson

$35

Lavinia Dickson

$802

Anonymous

$104.40

Fully Woolly

Hi Lorraine, do let Julie know that I've left her payment with you :)

$610

Anonymous

Sales from Lorenti Cafe and Park Orchards Market

$31.32

Heshika Taylor

Great effort by group at Park Orchard market

$70

Ha Nguyen

Tea cosy of Suzanne

$45

Daniel Montgomery-morgan

Wonderful cause. Thankyou!

$46.98

Betty Wiseman

Thank you for scarfs

$500

Craft A Cure For Cancer

Sales from Lorenti Cafe and Park Orchards Market

$31.32

Angelika Koplin

$20.88

Anonymous

$31.32

Danielle Fletcher

$26.10

Anonymous

$26.10

Dylan Sakkas

Thank you for our little Pig!

$10.44

Hayley Defanis

Thanks for the tigers beanie!

$900

Craft A Cure For Cancer

Sales from Lorenti cafe and Park Orchards Market

$1.01k

Stuart Browne

$62.64

Maxine Brenan

$272

Lorraine Dunbar

$150

Beth Neason

$100

Ovsan Gochian

$26.10

Anne Gibson

$26.10

Sarah Miles

$50

Anonymous

$10

Anonymous

$45

Amanda Kendall

$26.10

Anonymous

$4.18

Monique Packer

$385

Craft Market

$800

Craft A Cure For Cancer

$399

Craft Market

$350

Anonymous

Sales of handmade toys, tea cosies, and more.

$260

Anonymous

Proceeds from sale of hand crafts at Lorenti Cafe and Park Orchards Market

$226

Craft Market

$200

Lorraine Dunbar

$900

Tea Cosy And Toy Sales

Tea cosy and toy sales

$876

Fundraising -

$1k

Handmade Toys Plus

$1.35k

Tea Cosies, Toys And Treasures

$2.36k

Tea Pot Gallery Quilt Raffle

$5.18k

Anzac Remembrance Quilt

$53.7k

Tea Cosy Competition

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