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Mondialie's Cafe was booked out on Monday as TAFE SA joined in the fundraising efforts for breast cancer awareness month by hosting a morning tea.

Pink Up Your Town is being run by the Whyalla Pink Spirits to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, which provides Breast Care Support Nurses for hospitals in South Australia and beyond.

A total of 107 people attended the function, which was catered for by local hospitality students.

TAFE SA Senior Lecturer Mondi Karoussis said it was a privilege to get involved with Pink Up Your Town and raise money for a good cause.

"Over the past ten years we've been doing events for the Biggest Morning Tea, but this is the first time we've hosted a Pink Spirits event," she said.

"It's also a good opportunity for the students to work under pressure while catering to such a large group of people in restrictive spaces.

"It brings the reality of industry back to the training environment."

Whyalla Pink Spirits President Raelene Williams said it was great to see the community throw their support behind the Pink Up Your Town fundraiser.

"We'll be down in the main street for three days raising funds, and the City Plaza Traders are running Pink Up The Plaza to raise funds so we'll be supporting them as well," she said.

"We'd like to thank Mondi so much for offering us the venue as well as the students and staff for contributing. It's very nice to have their support."

McGrath Breast Care Nurse Kate Kroll praised the hard work of the Whyalla Pink Spirits in raising funds to ensure those in Whyalla can access the same health care that those in the city can.

"They often fundraise all the money and then I work with those women who have breast cancer to work out what their needs are and where this money can be spent," she said.

"Currently the McGrath Foundation has 135 breast care nurses in Australia, so there are the ongoing costs of having those nurses, and they want to fill in the gaps for areas that don't have access to a breast care nurse."