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“Hosting a Biggest Morning Tea is something that we love to do together,” said Melanie.

“With so much going on right now and so much uncertainty it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected. For us, hosting a virtual event was a chance for us to get people together, connect, share stories and forget about our troubles for a little while. The fact that we were also raising money for a really special cause is the icing on the cake!”

With the help of video chat app Zoom, and a busy few days of preparing, Melanie and Kym successfully brought the virtual event to life for their 22 online guests.

“Each person who registered paid a $20 fee and in return, received a treat box filled with baked goodies by Melanie and pamper products that they can use at home during this time of social distancing,” Kym explains.

“We hand delivered the boxes to our guests the day before the event and then logged onto Zoom to share our treats together over morning tea.

“It was a really different experience, but everyone had a really good time. It meant so much to still be able to get together and support South Australians impacted by cancer.

“We would definitely recommend for others to host a virtual event—it’s a lot of fun and the end result is so rewarding.”

So far, Melanie and Kym have raised a total of $3,400 this year —funds that will make a big difference.

Whether it’s through a virtual morning tea with colleagues online, or a small catch up over a cuppa with a couple of close friends and family, you too can host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and help raise funds for life-saving research, prevention, support programs and information.

Find out more about Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and how you can join our amazing communi-tea here.