Windy Acres – Hope Across the Lavender

Hold on to your hats!

The 100 eager patrons seated at the Long Table at the Windy Acres Lavender Farm at Westbrook south of Toowoomba certainly had to keep a firm hold on their hats and skirts. The name of this peaceful property 15 minutes from Toowoomba was definitely reflected in the weather. Yet it was a point of entertainment rather than frustration for those who had gathered to help raise funds for Hope Horizons Cancer Wellness Centre and its healing support programs.

Decked out in the colours matching the lavender plants, Windy Acres host family and friendly band of volunteers turned on a very special High Tea in the field. Country hospitality, supported by both country and city dwellers, many of whom have been touched by the insidious creep of cancer saw a mix of delicious afternoon treats, bottles of bubbly, lavender tea and gifts from the lavender farm, and many, many raffles with prizes generously donated.

The President of Hope Horizons Board, the always upbeat Jo Capp, reminded everyone of the comforting and often life-changing work being done, and the much anticipated new centre hopefully ready later in 2023, and thanked everyone who supports the various efforts to be able to provide free support services such as remedial massage to people during their journey of beating the cancer.

With the scent of the lavender gently wafting across the table and the scene of country colours and skies changing as the afternoon lengthened, it was a very relaxing atmosphere, and the announcement that $7000 had been raised was the icing on the cake for such a successful event.

So glad to know that we don’t have to wait for a High Tea event to visit Windy Acres. The gift shop and wandering through the lavender rows can be an experience anytime. Add it to your tripping bucket list and you won’t be disappointed.