Queensland: make your cuppa count today!

Pop the kettle on, Queensland – it’s time to make your cup of tea or coffee count today (Thursday, May 25) at Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events across the state!

Thousands of Queenslanders will gather in living rooms, community centres, schools and workplaces to celebrate Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea today and help raise more than $2.5 million for cancer research, prevention and support programs.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said there had never been a better excuse to pop the kettle on and enjoy a cuppa and treats for a great cause.

“More than 27,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year and about 8700 will die from the disease,” Ms McMillan said.

“Let’s show our support by popping the kettle on wherever we are in Queensland – with our friends, family and workmates to raise vital funds.

“Nationally, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is enjoyed by more than a million people each year – we’re hoping for 5500 morning tea hosts in Queensland to gather their communities, share stories and donate a few dollars towards a cancer free future.

“Queensland will be overtaken by cupcakes, high teas, healthy snacks and delicious coffee as people get together to support all Queenslanders affected by all cancers.”

Today, Thursday, May 25 is the official tea-party date, but morning teas can be held any time throughout May or June.

“All funds raised are invested in Cancer Council’s vital research, patient support services and prevention programs statewide.”

To register an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to receive your free Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea host kit.

If Queenslanders can’t attend or host a morning tea, they can support Cancer Council by donating online or purchasing limited edition merchandise.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2017 polka dot mugs, tongs, aprons and tea towels are available for order, with all funds raised supporting the 1 in 2 Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

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 www.cancerqld.org.au or call the Cancer Council’s 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