Mon and Jo pop the kettle on for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

97.3FM and 4KQ Newsreaders Monique Dews and Jo Hayes will pop the kettle on in support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in 2017, signing on again as Queensland ambassadors.

The radio announcers and lovers of high tea will encourage the state to fill their mugs, gather their friends and workmates, and raise funds for Cancer Council this May 25.

97.3FM Newsreader Monique Dews said she was proud to be an official ambassador for the charity’s event, now in its 24th year.

“There’s nothing easier than hosting a morning tea to raise funds for Queenslanders affected by cancer,” Monique said.

“You can whip up a few treats at home and host a tea in your workplace to raise funds, or get involved with your local club or community.

“More than 27,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone – we need to donate more money to invest in support, research and preventing the disease.

“This event is always a favourite in my calendar. I can’t wait to pop my polka dot apron on and get baking to help people affected by the disease.”

Mon and Jo will also host Cancer Council’s Official Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea at Stamford Plaza Brisbane on May 25, from 10:30am.

4KQ Newsreader Jo Hayes was keen to share her tips on the perfect morning tea with Queenslanders, having completed a Masters degree in afternoon tea etiquette!

“Afternoon tea or morning tea is a beautiful tradition, that helps to bring people together,” Jo said.

“It’s an opportunity to pause, rest, and connect – a time to touch base, debrief the day’s events, and celebrate life.

“It can be as simple, or as elaborate as you like – it’s just about taking a break from the hectic pace of life, and connecting with family/friends/colleagues while raising funds for Cancer Council.”

The official Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea date is Thursday, May 25, but locals can hold an event and raise funds anytime throughout May or June.

In 2017 more than 5500 Queenslanders are expected to host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and raise $2.5 million for Cancer Council Queensland.

To host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, or find out more, visit or phone 1300 65 65 85.

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

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Katie Clift,
Executive Manager,
Media and Spokesperson,
Cancer Council Queensland
Phone: (07) 3634 5372
Mobile: 0409 001 171