Charitable couple close in on $300,000 for Cancer Council

There are few individuals who match Mario and Romilda Amorosa’s charitable work, as the couple close in on raising $300,000 for Cancer Council Tasmania through their well- known food stalls in supermarkets and shopping centres.

Mario and Romilda have been fundraising on behalf of Cancer Council Tasmania for more than 20 years through events such as the annual Biggest Morning Tea.

They are passionate about raising money to fight a disease that has significantly affected the lives of their loved ones.

“Many of our family and friends have been struggling with cancer for many years,” Romilda said.

“We started with some small fundraising events and we are so happy with how much our contributions have grown.

“I feel so proud that we are able to make a positive contribution to our community.”

The Amorosas held another successful fundraising event last month, at the ABC Broadcast Centre in Hobart. They are now just $7000 away from reaching their goal.

“We used to hold events like this in our own home, but last year we had 170 people turn up and we decided that was too many,” Mario said.

“We made it our goal to reach $300,000 three years ago but if you had told us 20 years ago we would make that much we wouldn’t have believed you.”

Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive officer Penny Egan said the couple had been one of the organisation’s most consistent contributors for many years.

“Mario and Romilda are an amazing couple who have been great supporters of the Cancer Council for many years, and it’s been a privilege to be involved with them,” she said.

“Every year – or even every day – Mario and Romilda are perhaps our greatest individual fund-raisers in terms of their dedication and longevity.”

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