Mr NORTHE — On Sunday I attended the Traralgon branch of the Cancer Council Victoria’s annual high afternoon tea fundraiser at the Premiere Function Centre in Traralgon. The event has been running for five years and it aims to raise money for cancer research. Approximately $25 000 was raised on the day, with 360 guests in attendance. Since 1981 the Traralgon branch has raised approximately $975 000. I commend Val Kennedy, Sally Wilson, Kaye Jones and their army of volunteers on their ongoing efforts. Cancer survivor Sophie Morell also gave an inspiring account of her battle with leukaemia. Well done to all volunteers and local businesses for supporting such a worthy cause.