South Western Times

Cancer cuppa continues cash collection

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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. ShenaeHawk­ins

South West residents are being encouraged to put the kettle on, whip up a batch of scones and take part in one of the Cancer Council’s biggest fundraiser events next month.

After a tumultuous year that was 2020, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser is back, giving a chance for communitie­s to come together, reconnect and support those affected by cancer. Whether it is virtually or from across the table, the official day to host a Morning Tea this year is Thursday, May 27.

Cancer Council WA’s South West regional education officer Shenae Hawkins said it was crucial the community rallied behind those in the region affected by cancer.

“This year we encourage people in the South West to host or attend an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea as a way of reconnecti­ng with their community, following the social isolation the pandemic brought,” Ms Hawkins said.

“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.

“We have hosts across the State who have supported us for more than 28 years and this generosity enables us to continue our work in cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services.”

This year, Cancer Council hopes to recruit more than 20,000 morning tea hosts and raise more than $7 million nationally to help all affected by cancer right across Australia.

All donations fund Cancer Council’s life-saving cancer research, prevention programs, advocacy and support services.

 ?? Picture: Jon Gellweiler ?? Tara Glasgow and her sons Isaiha, 10, and Kaden, 7, are grateful for the support of William Barrett and Sons for putting on another Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event.
Picture: Jon Gellweiler Tara Glasgow and her sons Isaiha, 10, and Kaden, 7, are grateful for the support of William Barrett and Sons for putting on another Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event.

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