Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is just around the corner, and while people are gathering their closest friends and preparing their finest teas and delectable treats, Cancer Council Queensland will launch the 2017 campaign and honour the region’s most dedicated hosts by holding a special Royal Tea today, 6 April, at Cobb+Co Museum.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan thanked Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts for their ongoing support, as they go above and beyond to raise funds every year for locals affected by cancer.

“Every cup poured and dollar raised supports Cancer Council’s vital work in cancer research prevention and support. Each year, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

VIPs go above and beyond to make a difference and we cannot thank them enough,” she said.

In South West Queensland, more than 2,040 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and charity events such as Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea helps raise funds for those affected.

“In 2016 alone, our VIP hosts from across South West Queensland collectively raised over $125,000 for locals affected by cancer,” Ms McMillan explained.

“Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an opportunity to gather your friends and loved ones together to raise vital funds to ensure Cancer Council can continue its vital work, including support for those affected by cancer.

From hosting or attending a morning tea, to donating, baking, or spreading the word, everyone can play a part in making 2017 a success,” she said.

This year, more than 5,500 Queenslanders are expected to host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and raise $2.6 million for Cancer Council Queensland. The official date for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Thursday 25 May, but locals can hold an event and raise funds anytime throughout May and June.

To host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event or to find out more, you can visit their website or phone 1300 65 65 85.