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    22 April 2020


    Cancer Council SA is encouraging supporters to put the kettle on and reconnect by hosting a virtual morning tea via video chat from the comfort of your own home.

    “Your support during this time is more important than ever before for those impacted by cancer, so get your friends, neighbours, family or colleagues together over video chat and have a cuppa, reconnect and raise funds,” says Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size.  

    Hosting a virtual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event is not only a great way to support those in need but is also a great opportunity to stay connected with those you may not have seen for a while during times of social distancing and self-isolation. 

    “We know that it can be tough working from home without your colleagues around, so hosting a workplace virtual morning tea will help you reconnect, keep your team culture strong and morale high. Have a virtual team bake off with the ingredients in your cupboard, share photos and donate what you usually would to an office morning tea,” Mr Size continues. 

    “If you don’t want to host an event, why not donate your $5 daily coffee budget or bus fare—every little bit helps.” 

    For friends, families and neighbours, a cuppa over video chat is the perfect way to stay in touch and support each other. You can also share your best home-cooked recipes in return for a donation to your biggest morning tea fundraising page. 

    Every day in South Australia, 27 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer. The sudden and overwhelming emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic won’t stop the impact of cancer in our community, and in some instances may exacerbate it—which is why your support is so important.

    “Every cuppa poured, and every dollar raised enables Cancer Council SA to continue investing in lifesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs—programs such as Cancer Council 13 11 20 and the Cancer Council Lodges on Greenhill Road and Dequetteville Terrace.” 

    “We'll be with you every step of the way and in the lead up to hosting a virtual Biggest Morning Tea, we’ll provide tips, ideas and anything you need to help make your morning tea a success.” 

    “If you can’t host a virtual event, you can make a donation online by visiting biggestmorningtea.com.au. Every dollar raised in this challenging time for South Australians will make a huge difference.”

    To donate or register to host a virtual morning tea, visit: biggestmorningtea.com.au. Hosts will receive a free digital host kit with everything they need to make their virtual morning tea a success.

    About Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
    In 2020, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday 28 May, but anyone can host anytime throughout the year. By a Virtual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, participants will help Cancer Council continue their life-saving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.

    Due to current circumstances, Cancer Council encourages all Australians to follow the recommended guidelines provided by the Australian Government and host a virtual morning tea online. For more information and support regarding cancer and COVID-19, please visit cancersa.org.au/cancer-and-covid-19.

    Additional information 

    • Every day, 27 South Australians are diagnosed with cancer 
    • Cancer Council SA is the only cancer charity in the state that works across every  stage of the cancer journey, from research and prevention to support and life after cancer. 
    • Cancer Council SA funds vital research, prevention, advocacy and support programs for all South Australians going through cancer including; 
      • Cancer Council 13 11 20 which last year provided valuable information and support to more than 4,900 South Australians 
      • Cancer Council’s Lodges, which last year provided more than 32,800 nights of accommodation to regional South Australians 

    To find out more visit cancersa.org.au 

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