Taking fight to cancer with a cuppa

Biggest Morning Tea for cancer

On Thursday May 25, the ladies from the Country Women’s Association are hosting Millthorpe’s Biggest Morning Tea for the Cancer Council at the CWA branch from 9am.

Copious amounts of tea, scones, cake and slices are on offer with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council.

Secretary to the Millthorpe CWA branch, Susan Chudleigh stated that at some point in our lives we have all been touched by someone with cancer.

“It is vitally important that we all continue to raise money for research into cures for many types of Cancer,” Mrs Chudleigh said.

“There is still a long way to go and everyone is affected by this insidious disease.”

Volunteers building the wall

The trenches have been dug, cement poured and the work is beginning to take shape for Millthorpe’s very own Stone Wall.

Even make shift signs designed by Sam Yeates have been erected to warn traffic of workman ahead and the volunteers are lining up by the dozens to build Millthorpe’s Stone Wall.

Speaking on site, the founder of the wall, Sam Yeates mentioned that Orange Mini Concrete very kindly donated the concrete and the truck.

“Laying the groundwork for Millthorpe’s new venture are some exceptional local community members and we are very grateful for all their support,” Mr Yeates said.

“Digging the initial trenches we had a good team with Peter Whiley, Sophie and Tom Campbell and their children,

“Matt from the bottom pub, Sue and Bruce and the late comer Nick Debere.

“Pouring the concrete was the team of Tony Wise and the infamous jack-of-all trades Gerry Faulkiner.

“We still have a lot to do but it is taking shape.

“Christine Hindmarsh is kindly donating the stones and we would be very grateful for more volunteers in the coming weeks.”

The Stone Wall club is waiting on the cut blue stone from Blayney Shire Council to proceed to the next stages.

Vintage cars visit Millthorpe

Millthorpe was a height of activity on Friday afternoon down Pym Street with nearly 100 vintage cars visiting the village.

President of the Orange District Antique Motor Club, John Nicholson said it was a great attraction for Millthorpe and is now set up as an annual event.

Acoustic Sunday

Acoustic Sunday is back with live, local music at Club Millthorpe from 3pm to 5pm on the first Sunday of each month.

Prominent Millthorpe musical locals – Jon Wilby and Genni Kane – share a wealth of songs between them.

Speaking at last Sunday’s performance, Genni Kane stated that she recently received strong support from the launch of her solo album – “Selfies”.

“I am joyfully celebrating the welcome everyone has given to my work and we continue to sing songs from this album and some not yet released,” Ms Kane said.