CANCER CUPPA: Cancer ambassador Jacquie Mackay (right) and Cancer Council Queensland’s Jessica O’Neill share a cuppa in preparation for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on May 23.
CANCER CUPPA: Cancer ambassador Jacquie Mackay (right) and Cancer Council Queensland’s Jessica O’Neill share a cuppa in preparation for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on May 23. Contributed

ABC presenter comes to the party for cancer council funds

ABC Presenter Jacquie Mackay has joined the country's biggest tea party as Rockhampton ambassador, helping Australia's Biggest Morning Tea celebrate 20 years this month.

The breakfast presenter has joined the likes of Poh Ling Yeow, Alana Lowes and Matt Moran as a 2013 ambassador, committed to making every cup count in the fight against cancer.

One of Australia's most popular fundraising events, attracting more than a million people every year and raising $110 million in the past two decades, Australia's Biggest Morning Tea turns 20 on Thursday, May 23.

Jacquie Mackay said she was thrilled to be involved with Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, supporting more than 1000 people in the Central Queensland region diagnosed with cancer every year.

"I'm a big tea drinker and love a good morning tea!" Jacquie said.

"Here at ABC Capricornia we're all looking forward to holding our own Biggest Morning Tea on the front veranda of the ABC building on Thursday and inviting listeners along for a cuppa and some good home cooking.

"In the past we've had baking competitions to see who whips up the best scones, most luscious cakes and tastiest slices, so it'll be interesting to see who comes out on top this year.

"If putting on an enjoyable and delicious event can help the Cancer Council in its valuable work providing funding to cancer research and support, then why wouldn't you host a Biggest Morning Tea," she said.



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