Queensland: make your cuppa count today!

Pop the kettle on, Queensland – it’s time to make your cup count today (Thursday, May 28) 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, education programs and patient support services.

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said there had never been a better excuse to pop the kettle on and enjoy a cuppa for a great cause.

“Around 25,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year and about 8000 will die from the disease – let’s show our support by popping the kettle on with our friends, family and workmates and raise vital funds,” Ms Clift said.

“Together we can beat cancer. 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 $121 million for the fight against cancer.

“We’re hoping for 5600 morning tea hosts this year to raise their cups, gather the community together, share stories and donate a few dollars towards a cancer free future.

“Queensland will be overtaken by cupcakes, high tea, healthy snacks and delicious coffee as people get together to support those in need who have been impacted by cancer.”

Today, Thursday, May 28 is the official tea-party date, however morning teas can be held any time throughout May or June.

With the generous support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers, Cancer Council has contributed over half a billion dollars to cancer research and continues to beat cancer every day through prevention, support, research, advocacy and information services.

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 the cause by donating online, or purchasing some limited edition merchandise.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2015 mugs, spatulas, aprons, to-do lists 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

P. (07) 3634 5372 or M. 0409 001 171