Bring an air of carnival to your kitchen and stock up on Chari-tea essentials!

Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is fast approaching, with all Queenslanders invited to pop the kettle on this May 22 and tip the balance in the fight against cancer!

Cancer Council has marked the occasion by releasing an official 2014 Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea mug and tea towel, now available for purchase!

Purchasing a limited edition 2014 mug or tea towel will make every dollar count, with all funds supporting Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, education and patient support.

This year a whole range of commemorative morning tea items are available for purchase to celebrate one of Cancer Council’s most popular and long-standing fundraising events, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

The official date is Thursday, May 22 but events can be held anytime throughout May or June. If Queenslanders can’t host an event, they can show their support through purchasing merchandise or by making a donation.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said there has never been a better excuse to pop the kettle on and take some time out to help in the fight against cancer.

“Together we can beat cancer – so switch that kettle on, grab your 2014 mug and enjoy a cuppa for a great cause!” Ms Clift said.

“You’ll bring an air of carnival to your kitchen by picking up our cute blue, DIY-themed merchandise – they will make a lovely addition to your kitchen, workplace, or could even be a nice gift.

“DIY crafts are a big hit at the moment so our chic, fun and colorful bunting-style pieces to commemorate the 21st year of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will be really popular!

“More than 6,700 morning tea hosts from around Queensland will gather in living rooms, community center’s, schools and workplaces to celebrate Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and raise more than $2.5 million for cancer research, education programs and patient support services.

“Nationally, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is enjoyed by more than a million people each year and collectively, over two decades of tea partying, the event has raised around $110 million for the fight against cancer.

“So go on, order a fancy new mug or tea towel, flick the kettle on and register to join the biggest tea party event of the year to help us reduce the impact of cancer on all Queenslanders!”

To purchase merchandise or register an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, visit or call 1300 65 65 85.

Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievements of which are made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland visit or call the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20.

For more information and media interviews, please contact:

Katie Clift, Executive Manager, Media and Spokesperson, Cancer Council Queensland

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