Ladies from the Maleny Catholic Church have been switching on the kettle and hosting a morning tea for charity for close to a decade.
The Maleny ladies will once again host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea for a cause and pour a cuppa for around 105 guests on Friday, May 18 from 9.30am at the Maleny Catholic Church.
Locals are invited to attend for a morning of tasty treats, tea and fundraising.
Event organiser Moya Pullinger said hosting a morning tea was a cause close to the heart and invited locals to attend.
“Everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, whether it be themselves, family or friends,” Ms Pullinger said.
The morning tea is open to everyone in the community, not just those in the Church and entry is $10 per person.
“What makes our event special is that the morning tea is supplied and arranged by the ladies of the Catholic parish,” continued Ms Pullinger.
“They donate slices, cakes and make sandwiches to share and we have a continuous raffle of 30 prizes running that morning as well. Tickets are 2 for $1 and it is the best way to fundraise.
“The food is prepared by us, the decorations are hung by us and the prizes are donated from the parish which means the money raised is donated directly to Cancer Council Queensland.
“Over the decade we have raised approximately $15,000, it is a lot of work but it’s all powered by volunteers and donations.
“This year the theme will be a daffodil theme to raise awareness for all cancers,” she said.
The official day to host is Thursday, May 24, however anyone can host a morning tea anytime throughout April, May or June.
Every cuppa poured and dollar raised enables Cancer Council to continue investing in lifesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.
To host an event, or donate, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85. All hosts will receive a free host kit.