November 24, 2022

Trudi Hay hosts another successful High Tea

Last Friday, 18 November, Trudi Hay, Northern Health Foundation Patron and Board Member, hosted her annual High Tea at Mandalay Golf Course.

This was her 12th High Tea event to raise funds to support patients undergoing cancer treatment – a cause very dear to her heart.

This year’s event, which was sold out in in just four days, raised close to $30,000 for Cancer Services at Northern Health.

“I continue to be humbled by the generosity of those who support my events. It is rewarding to know that, as a group, we can do something meaningful for patients who are undergoing the cancer journey,” Trudi said.

The High Tea was a beautifully set up event, at a stunning location with picturesque views. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, sipping tea in lovely, vintage cups and talking about this great cause, whilst indulging in delicious treats.

Dr Kevin Sandhu, Skin Cancer Doctor, DPV Health, provided guests with a valuable insight into the warning signs and symptoms of skin cancer. His presentation outlined the importance of early detection and prevention. He also gave an opportunity to 10 participants, to check any suspicious moles they might have, and provided them with advice.

Hayley Gray, Nurse Unit Manager, Victorian Virtual Emergency Department (VVED), was also a guest speaker at the event. She explained how the VVED works and outlined the plans for future expansion. There was a lot of positive feedback from guests and consumers on the wonderful work being done by VVED.

The event continued with a silent auction and a raffle, and some incredible prizes on offer. It was lovely to see so many supporters of this cause coming together to raise valuable funds for Cancer Services at Northern Health.

“Trudi is well known for hosting beautiful events. This year’s high tea was no exception. We are so grateful for the generosity of Trudi and all her guests and supporters. The difference these contributions continue to make to Cancer Services at Northern Health is amazing.” said Pina Di Donato, Executive Director, Public Affairs and Foundation.

Trudi Hay interacting with guests
Guest at the High Tea
Dr Kevin Sandhu, Skin Cancer Doctor, DPV Health


Hayley Gray, Nurse Unit Manager, Victorian Virtual Emergency Department