Cosiest Morning Tea

St Vincent's is celebrating 125 years of caring for the community, with a very special morning tea.

The aim was to collect 125 tea cosies, and to auction them to raise money for charity.

We invited the community to create and donate the tea cosies, and we’ve been inundated!  As word has spread, we’ve received creations from all around Victoria, and even from overseas.

All of them are great, but some are true works of art! There’s a nurse in uniform, a beehive, cup-cakes and a menagerie of animals – pigs, penguins, a unicorn, owls and sheep.

The most popular type of tea-cosy for the creators is an owl – the most sought after by potential bidders, is the sheep.

The tea cosies will be auctioned for charity on Monday morning at a special morning tea St Vincent’s Hospital.The money raised will go to our staff giving program, the Good Samaritan Fund. The Good Samaritan Fund raises money to help support needy patients and their families, who need support for things that are not directly related to their medical care.

We received tea cosies from around the state, the country and even overseas – 6 from the Isle of Man, 1 from England, and multiple from Canberra, Queensland and New South Wales

In Victoria they’ve come from around Melbourne and across the state, Shepparton, Warrnambool, and Point Lonsdale, to name a few.

The oldest knitter is 92 year old Enid Mack – who knitted 2 a day! Enid is part of a four person group from around Mill Park, who knitted dozens between them

The Good Samaritan Fund is in its fourth year, and has been used for things such as

  • for a stroke patient who couldn’t talk, to purchase an iPad and load it with a talking program
  • assistance covering before school care for the children of a single mother during a course of treatment
  • to purchase school books for a child whose parent was in a drug rehabilitation program

There is such a range of tea cosies, that there really will be something for everyone! And they can join us for a cup of tea, as well.

Event details:

  • Monday 24 September
  • 10 – 11:30 am
  • Brenan Hall, Building E – corner of Victoria Pde and Nicholson St.