Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Alyssa Gets Cooking for Siena's Wellness Week

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Alyssa Gets Cooking for Siena's Wellness Week

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YEAR 5 student Alyssa Somerville, from Sippy Downs, has been busy cooking up an event to make a difference in the lives of Queenslanders affected by cancer.

The 10-year-old has organised a Biggest Morning Tea event at Siena Catholic Primary School, in support of Cancer Council Queensland, as part of the school's Wellness Week activities. About 90 students in Alyssa's year level have agreed to bring in plates of food for the 11am event and the rest of the school will join them in enjoying the morning tea for a gold-coin donation.

Alyssa's mother Rebecca Ferris said her daughter had been inspired to host an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea after watching an advertisement on television.

"I explained that she needed a plan if she wanted to hold an event and after she came up with the concept of the three classes in her year bringing in a plate, she approached her teacher and then principal for approval - all by herself," Ms Ferris said.

Alyssa has not only secured the support of Siena Catholic Primary School to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland, but also other organisations. …

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