Pop the kettle on, Queensland – it’s time to make your cup of tea or coffee count tomorrow (Thursday, May 23) at 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 their way and help raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland’s research, prevention programs and support services.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said there had never been a better excuse to raise a cuppa, acknowledging the charity was fortunate to receive support from the community through events like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
“Cancer affects people in so many ways and impacts every community in our state, with around 27,800 Queenslanders diagnosed with the disease each year,” Ms McMillan said.*
“Most of us know someone who has been impacted by cancer – grandparents, parents, siblings and friends - this is our chance to work together, raise our cups and create change.”
This year Cancer Council Queensland hopes to raise more than $2.1 million for cancer research, prevention and support through Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
“Nationally, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is enjoyed by more than a million people each year and over 4000 morning tea hosts in Queensland have already signed up to gather their communities, share stories and donate a few dollars towards a cancer free future,” Ms McMillan said.
“Every cup poured offers much-needed hope to cancer patients, carers and loved ones affected by the disease, so please, show your support.”
Tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, is the official tea-party date, but morning teas can be held any time throughout May or June.
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 you’re unable to host or attend a morning tea yourself and still want to show your support, you can donate directly through the website at biggestmorningtea.com.au.
* Based on number of people diagnosed with cancer in Queensland in 2015.
*Download high-res Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea images, audio and TV grabs here*
For more information, or interviews, media can contact:
Lisa Maynard, Public Relations and Social Media Manager, Cancer Council Queensland
Ph: (07) 3634 5171 or 0488 015 702