About 100 people gathered at the Ryman Healthcare Ernest Rutherford retirement village, raising $807 for Nelson's Cancer Society.
They were part of New Zealand's biggest morning tea as all 27 Ryman Healthcare villages across the country shared tea and cakes to raise funds.
Cancer Society Nelson centre manager Linda Lucre said the society was lucky to have Ryman Health as one of their main supporters this year.
Sandwiches, savories and a selection of tarts and truffles were spread about the room full of Ernest Rutherford residents and Cancer Society staff and supporters.
The room was set up with silver teapots, plates and lots of daffodils on display.
It was a really nice experience and it was nice to serve and meet the residents, she said.
It was surprising to raise such a large amount of money at a traditional morning tea event, she said. People were happy to donate as the money raised was to help local cancer patients and their families.
- The Nelson Mail
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