Thirsty tea drinkers did their best
According to Ted Greenwood, Cancer Council community relations co-ordinator, numbers were down on last year but people had been generous, as always.
"Outdoor events suffered - there was rain all the way down the coast to Kempsey," Mr Greenwood said.
"But cancer doesn't pay attention to the weather, either."
He said Urunga's event was great with about $11,000 having been collected.
"They always have such great entertainment there, which keeps people there, active and occupied.
"The Boot Scooters are always a huge hit.
"Everyone gets into it and although it's an enormous amount of work, they say they would never give it up."