Gold Coasters raise their cups at The Star for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Locals across the Gold Coast gathered to share a cup of tea and some tasty treats in celebration of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea today.
At The Star Gold Coast, 20 volunteers from Rosies – Friends On the Street joined 1029 Hot Tomato’s Emily Jade for a spectacular feast – a prize that was won by Rosies’ Coordinator Wendy Coe.
EJ told myGC she was thrilled to host the event and fill up her cup for the cause. “There is nothing I love more than gathering together a few friends to share oodles of tea and scrumptious treats, and giving to those in need – that’s why I love Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea,” she said. “It was a great morning and hopefully will make a difference to many locals suffering from cancer.”
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The Star Gold Coast’s Executive Chef Dustin Osuch said his team was proud to help raise awareness for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – a key fundraiser for Cancer Council Queensland. “For Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea our talented chefs created an edible-garden masterpiece including healthy treats such as protein bliss balls and green tea chia brownies.”
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said every cup raised for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2017 counted in the fight against cancer. “We’re so thankful to have the support of The Star Gold Coast and Hot Tomato,” Ms McMillan said.
“Each year, more than 3630 people on the Gold Coast are diagnosed with cancer and around 1120 die from the disease. Supporting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an easy, fun and delicious way that we can work together to help beat cancer and support those affected.”
Ms McMillan said while today was the official tea-party date, morning teas can be held any time throughout May or June. “This year more than 5500 Queensland hosts will gather in living rooms, community centres, schools and workplaces to host a morning tea, and raise more than $2.5 million for cancer research, education and patient support services in 2017,” she said.
Queenslanders can register or find public morning teas to attend at biggestmorningtea.com.au or by calling Cancer Council on 1300 65 65 85.