GOLD Coasters affected by cancer came together today to raise much needed funds for Cancer Council.
Close to 400 locals gathered at RACV Royal Pines Resort this morning for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, raising $6000 for cancer research, education programs and patient support services.
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Among the guests was Mayoress Ruth Tate, 1029 Hot Tomato’s Moyra Major and Cancer survivor Christa Evans.
Scones with jam and cream, delicious sweet treats and savoury items were all on the menu, as was tea, coffee and champagne.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said although today was the official tea-party, morning teas can be held any time throughout May or June.
“Around 24,000 Queenslanders will be diagnosed with cancer this year – let’s show our support by popping the kettle on with our friends, family and workmates and raising vital funds,” she said.
“Together we can beat cancer. Nationally, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is enjoyed by more than a million people each year and collectively, over two decades of tea partying, the event has raised around $110 million for the fight against cancer.”
For more information, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au