Enjoy High Tea for HD 2024 this Mother’s day

Enjoy High Tea for HD 2024 this Mother’s day

May is Huntington’s Disease awareness month and the 2024 High Tea fundraiser is on again!

Located in the elegant upstairs ballroom room of Hotel Canobolas, High Tea 4 HD will be a chance to sip bubbles, enjoy delicious finger food and pretty tiered cake stands – all in a sea of purple and blue table settings – this Mother’s Day on Sunday, 12 May at 11:00am.

Tickets are selling fast, so book now and bring your mum to show how much she means to you. It’s the perfect gift for her, and it will keep on giving – like your mum’s love for you – and be cherished by her and event organisers alike.

Founder of HD Awareness Orange & Central West Rachael Brooking – a career event manager and mum of three – is hosting the event on behalf of Huntington’s Australia. She promises lots of WOW factor again, with the major raffle prize an ‘Orchard to Glass’ wine tour valued at $350, with guest speaker Lenni Duffield, CEO Huntington’s Australia, and a string trio playing from Orange Regional Conservatorium to entertain guests.

Proceeds from High Tea for HD go to Huntington’s Australia and will be used to support families struck with Huntington’s Disease. Tickets for the high tea are available from the Central West Mums’ website link and the link on HD Awareness Orange’s FB Page and/or Huntington’s Australia website – but be quick, as on the back of last year’s success tickets are selling fast.

Huntington’s is something that has been hidden away for a long time, due the wide range of symptoms it presents. This is due to dominant mutations on chromosome 4, causing brain degeneration that can look like many things- obsessive-compulsive behaviour, psychosis, loss of memory and reasoning skills, stumbling, and depression, dementia just to name a few, meaning that many people can’t associate with it even though there are similar numbers of people with Motor Neurone Disease across Australia. Clinicians liken HD to having Motor Neuron’s, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Mental health decline SIMULTANEOUSLY.  And with each child of an affected parent having a 50% chance of inheriting the gene, the gravity is huge.

“This major nation-wide event is crucial to raising funds for research and support of families with HD because it helps us deliver vital support that is desperately needed,” Rachael said. “This year’s High Tea for HD is an important as ever, and I encourage guests to dress up in our new colours cobalt blue and purple to send a strong message that we are united in battling this disease – and that we cherish our mums.”

So, treat your mum while supporting an important great cause. Make hers  a memorable Mother’s Day, and not just for the complimentary bubbles on arrival.

Tickets $59 per adult and $40 per child. Buy tickets here from Huntington’s Australia High Tea 4 HD this Mother’s Day and Central West Mums’ website/newsletter link.

Diana Smith

I'm an Orange-based photographer, writer, face painter and book designer. I enjoy meeting the lovely folk of our community and have been involved in publishing/media/comms for about 15 years. I have done several exhibitions and in 2022 published my own childrens story, 'The Mouses Houses.'

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