Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2014!

This May host a biggest morning tea and help Cancer Council raise vital funds for cancer prevention, research and support services.

Since 1993 people all over Australia have gathered in living rooms, community centres, schools and workplaces to celebrate Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. From humble beginnings the event has grown to be one of Australia’s most popular fundraising events, enjoyed by over a million people each year.

There couldn’t be an easier way to help make a difference. Simply gather together your friends, family and colleagues, put the kettle on and tuck into some delicious and healthy morning tea treats.

Every year Cancer Council helps thousands of Australians affected by cancer and their families. This year Cancer Council aims to recruit 35,000 generous morning tea hosts to support Cancer Council’s life-saving work into prevention programs, world class research and support services (like the Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20) for all people affected by cancer.  

Cancer Council ambassador and celebrity chef, Janelle Bloom, knows first- hand the impact cancer has on a family and how supporting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea can make a real difference.

“Many of us have first-hand knowledge of the turmoil the word ‘cancer’ creates. When my younger sister was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer it turned our lives upside down. I promised her, when she came through all the treatment and was on the road to recovery, I would do all I could to give back to all the wonderful people who saved her life.” Janelle said.

Cancer Council Australia’s CEO, Prof. Ian Olver encourages all Australians to get involved this May.  We have seen huge advancements in treatment, as well as significant improvements in survival rates since morning teas first began. With the generous support of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraisers, Cancer Council has contributed over a half a billion dollars to cancer research and we continue to beat cancer every day through our work in prevention, support, research, advocacy and information services.”

A morning tea can be as simple or extravagant as you like and it’s a fantastic opportunity to take a break and spend time with family, friends and work colleagues. So gather around, raise your cup and together let’s do all we can to beat cancer.

Celebrities raise their cup for a cause

Australia’s best loved foodies are raising their cups and supporting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this May. Renowned chefs, restaurateurs and TV personalities including Janelle Bloom, Gary Mehigan, Darren Robertson, Miguel Maestre, Anna Gare, Justin North, Barry Du Bois, Dominique Rizzo and the Kaplan Sisters are joining the morning tea party this May.

These passionate ambassadors have each created healthy and delicious morning tea recipes to get mouths watering and help raise funds for Cancer Council. So if you’ve ever dreamed of baking like your favourite chef, now’s your chance with a smorgasbord of healthy treats including Gary Mehigan’s mozarella bruschetta, Janelle Bloom’s upside down mushroom tart, Darren Robertson’s pear & ricotta muffins, Justin North’s lemon iced tea and Anna Gare’s overnight healthy muffins. 

Remember, healthy choices don’t mean you have to cut out all the ‘good things’ in life. Even small changes can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. Take the time today to choose healthy options- you will feel better and reduce your chances of developing cancer in the future. By hosting a healthy morning tea, you can share your healthy ideas with your friends!

Planning on hosting your own morning tea party this year? Take the stress out of the big event with these tops tips from Janelle Bloom here!

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