28 February 2019
The sound of kettles boiling is set to ring across South Australia on Thursday, 23 May for Australia’s Biggest Morning tea in support of Cancer Council.
Since Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea began in 1994, millions of Australians have come together over a cuppa and a bite to eat in support of those affected by cancer. Last year alone, the simple act of generous participants hosting a morning tea raised $11.3 million nationally.
In 2019, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday, 23 May, however participants can register to host at any time throughout May or June. By hosting or attending a morning tea anywhere in South Australia you will help Cancer Council SA continue our life-saving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs for people affected by cancer.
Participants are encouraged to host Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea their way – whether it’s at home with friends or family, a simple morning tea in the office with workmates or a gathering in a local community or at school.
Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size says support from events like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea makes a huge difference to the lives of South Australians impacted by cancer.
“We have some amazing, dedicated hosts across the state who have supported us for over 20 years. Their generosity enables us to continue our work in cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services and ensure that every day, we are working towards a cancer free future.
“Cancer diagnosis rates are increasing, with one Australian diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes—the length of an average tea break. It’s vitally important that those affected can access suitable services when they are needed most.
“Cancer impacts people in every community. In South Australia alone, more than 10,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year—that’s 27 South Australians every day. Through the support of our morning tea hosts, we are able to ensure that every minute, every hour, every day they don’t have to face their diagnosis alone,” he said.
Cancer Council offers all South Australians impacted by cancer support and information through services like Cancer Council 13 11 20 and the Cancer Council Lodges at Flinders and Greenhill.
This year, Cancer Council SA hopes to recruit over 3,500 generous morning tea hosts and raise over $1.2 million locally to help those affected by cancer in South Australia.
All donations fund Cancer Council SA’s life-saving research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services.
Host a morning tea and have a cuppa for a cause this May. For more information or to register, visit www.biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.
If you’re unable to host or attend a morning tea yourself and still want to contribute, you can donate directly through the website at biggestmorningtea.com.au.