Elegance the theme at Biggest Morning Tea
ASHMORE Retreat Care residents are set to switch on the kettle and celebrate their 15th annual Australia's Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Council Queensland.
The morning tea has become a highlight for staff, residents and families of Ashmore with the get-together happening once again on May 24 from 10am.
Host Michelle Berry said residents loved getting together for a cuppa to help make a difference.
"Most of the people at our centre have been touched by cancer, either directly or indirectly, so we want to raise funds," Michelle said.
"The morning tea is a chance to put something back into the cancer community.
"It means the world to the residents, to sit down together, reflect on cancer and see how much we can raise.
"Over the years we've had themed morning teas and this year it's all about 'elegance'.
"This year, we are encouraging the residents to bring something along with them to talk about, whether it be a special teapot or a significant object."
This year Cancer Council Queensland will celebrate 25 years of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea across the state.
CEO Chris McMillan called on locals to tea-up for the cause, and fill their cups with hope to support a cancer-free future.
"Over the past 25 years in Queensland, $31.2 million has been raised by like-minded individuals hosting a morning tea to make a difference - and we hope that continues," Chris said.
"We're calling on people to get involved by hosting or attending an event. Simply gather your closest friends and family, set a date, raise funds, and enjoy a cuppa together.
"One Queenslander is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes - the length of an average morning tea break.
"But with the help of dedicated people, like Michelle and her team, we can ensure that those diagnosed are supported every minute, every hour, every day."
Every cuppa poured and dollar raised enables Cancer Council to continue investing in lifesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.
To host an event, or donate, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 656 585.