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  • Kettles to boil across SA for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

    05 March 2020

    The sound of kettles boiling is set to ring across South Australia on Thursday 28 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 over $1.2 million in South Australia and $13.2 million nationally. 

    In 2020, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday, 28 May, however participants can register to host at any time throughout May or June. By hosting or attending a morning tea anywhere in SA 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, a gathering in a local community or at school.

    Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size said that the organisation in incredibly fortunate to receive support from the community through events like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. 

    “We have hosts across South Australia who have supported us for over 20 years. This generosity enables us to continue our work in cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services. 

    “Cancer diagnosis rates are increasing, with one Australian diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, the same time as an average tea break. It’s vitally important that those affected can access suitable services, when they are needed most. 

    “Cancer affects people in so many ways and impacts every community, with 27 South Australians diagnosed every day. Through the community’s support, every minute, every hour, every day, we are able to help those impacted by cancer and fund vital services that will lead us towards a cancer free future.” 

    Cancer Council SA offers all South Australians information and support through services like Cancer Council 13 11 20 and supportive accommodation at Greenhill and Flinders Lodge. 

    This year, Cancer Council SA hopes to recruit over 3,500 generous morning tea hosts and raise over $1.4 million to help everyone 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 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.

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