Humble cuppa raises thousands for cancer research


Brisbane morning tea lovers are on a mission to help fight cancer.

Already they’ve raised $700,000 for the Cancer Council and there’s more to come.

Sarah Cawte reports.

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Sweets, treats and a good cause, Stamford Plaza hosted for the Cancer Council’s biggest morning tea fundraising event.

It’s just one of 16,000 similar events held across Australia.

Vox 1: “I’m Supporting something that I believe in cancer research.”

Vox 2: “It’s a nice morning out for the ladies.”

It’s an annual event to fund awareness about all types of cancer.

Chris McMillan, Cancer Council Qld: “It means we have around 5,500 Queenslanders getting out, getting involved with morning teas and raising funds.”

Cancer survivor, Skye Dutson knows all too well how much assistance the Cancer Council provides.

Skye Dutson, Cancer Survivor: “When I found out I rang the Cancer Council and they were the only place that could actually provide me with pertinent information about cervical cancer and what that meant for me.”

The Cancer Council also acts as a source of emotional support for victims.

It relies solely on donations and fundraising.

While it’s all fun and food at this event, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has a very serious goal, to raise $2.5 million.

This money will be put directly towards cancer research.

Vox 3: “Everyone’s been touched by cancer at some point in their lives.”

The Cancer Council is still taking donations through the Biggest Morning Tea website.

Sarah Cawte, QUT News.


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