Australia's Biggest Morning Tea launches this weekend
ONE of Toowoomba's most passionate Australia's Biggest Morning Tea hosts will pop on the kettle this weekend and raise her cup for charity.
Margaret Walford will help Cancer Council Queensland officially launch Australia's Biggest Morning Tea this Sunday, May 1, by hosting a large event at her Glenvale home.
More than 60 locals are expected to gather for a morning of tea, delicious treats, friendship, raffles, auctions, and a cent sale.
Mrs Walford said she was looking forward to hosting the event to help make a difference in the fight against cancer.
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer 26 years ago and received a lot of support and care - this is my way of giving back," she said.
"Even if we can help save just one life through our efforts, it makes a difference."
Mrs Walford has been preparing for her 2016 event for the past year, selling crocheted goods to raise funds for her cent sale, and making a recipe book to sell at the event.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift encouraged locals to host a morning tea anytime throughout May or June.
"In South West Queensland more than 2000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and around 600 die from the disease," Ms Clift said.
"You can play a part in the fight against cancer by getting friends, family or workmates together to share a cuppa and delicious food, and donating to the cause.
"An Australia's Biggest Morning Tea can be a simple morning tea in the office with workmates, at home with friends or family, in the community or at school.
"All funds raised are invested in Cancer Council Queensland's vital research, patient support services and prevention and education programs across the State."
To host an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event, or find out more, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or phone 1300 65 65 85.
For more about Cancer Council Queensland visit cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20.