BOMBALA residents will raise their cups for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and help raise much needed funds for cancer.
Since 1993 businesses and community groups have been putting on the kettle and tucking into delicious morning teas to raise money for cancer prevention, research and support services.
From humble beginnings the event has grown to be one of Australia’s most popular fundraising events, enjoyed by more than a million people each year.
One of the longest running Biggest Morning Tea events will be held at the Southern Cross Currawarna Apartments.
“We have been holding the event here for more than 10 years now and it is always a fantastic event,” Currawarna’s care team manager, Karen Brownlie, said.
“We will have home made treats and we will be getting the fine china out for the occasion.
“If you’re not a tea person we will also have coffee on hand and our door is always open to the public.”
The event is set to be a great day with the public welcome to come along and join residents for a cuppa and a chat.
Money raised from the day will go to the Cancer Council who helps thousands of Australians affected by cancer.
Cancer Council Australia’s CEO Professor Ian Olver encourages all Australians to get involved this month.
“With the generous support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers, Cancer Council has contributed over a half a billion dollars to cancer research and we continue to beat cancer every day through our work in prevention, support, research, advocacy and information services.”
Mrs Brownlie believes the event is so popular in the community because cancer touches so many people’s lives.
“I think it’s because the event raises money for the Cancer Council and so many people have been touched by cancer,” she said.
“Many of our residents have had family members suffer and some of former residents sadly died from cancer so I think it’s significant to everyone to support the day.”
Southern Cross Currawarna Apartments, Joseph Street, will hold their Biggest Morning Tea on Friday, May 23 from 9.30am.