Crazy hats come out for world’s big­gest morn­ing tea

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

MOSS­MAN and Port Dou­glas res­i­dents will make ev­ery drop count over two week­ends of Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea fun and fes­tiv­i­ties.

The Moss­man Port Dou­glas Vol­un­teer Branch of Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land will host two morn­ing tea events over the Car­ni­vale week­ends to help raise funds in a fun and so­cial set­ting.

Funds raised from Aus­tralia’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea events are in­vested in can­cer re­search, preven­tion and early de­tec­tion pro­grams and pa­tient sup­port ser­vices such as ac­com­mo­da­tion fa­cil­i­ties like the Mar­i­lyn Mayo Lodge in Cairns. Can­cer Coun­cil Queens­land fundrais­ing co-or­di­na­tor Berni McKean said each year around 21,000 Queens­lan­ders are di­ag­nosed with can­cer and sadly, around 7000 of th­ese will die from the dis­ease.

‘‘I en­cour­age all Queens­lan­ders to put the ket­tle on this month and sup­port the cause.’’ she said.

Join in the fun at the Sher­a­ton Mi­rage on Sun­day May 19 from 10am and re­ceive a de­li­cious high tea, en­ter­tain­ment and fash­ion to help cel­e­brate the 20th an­niver­sary of the Big­gest Morn­ing Tea.

Raf­fles and mer­chan­dise will be on sale to help boost the fundrais­ing ef­forts. Tick­ets are avail­able at the Sher­a­ton Mi­rage or a Bar­barella and Swan and are only $40 per per­son.

Moss­man’s Mad Hat­ter’s Morn­ing Tea - crazy hats are a must - held at the Moss­man Bowls Club Hall on Satur­day, May 25, doors open at 9am for only $3. Jen­nellda Har­low from the Moss­man Port Dou­glas Vol­un­teer Branch said

‘‘In­stead of hav­ing a cup of tea alone, spend the morn­ing amongst friends and help sup­port the Can­cer Coun­cil.’’

Pic­ture: JESSIE TOL­SON

MAD HATTERS: Rae­lene McDon­ald, Jen­nellda Har­low, Meryl Hutchins and Julie Blain

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