Raising funds over a cuppa
IT is called Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, but that doesn't mean that emporiums specialising in fine coffee have to be excluded.
Sandra Berry, manager of Sexie Coffie in William St, Rockhampton, believes the region's cafes can play a big part in helping the Cancer Council Queensland meet its local target of raising $154,000 this month.
On May 26 Sexie Coffie will donate $1.50 to the cause for every cup it sells, whatever the flavour.
And Sandra is calling on other cafes and tea houses to follow suit.
“Every day Sexie Coffie is supported by the local community and this is such a great opportunity to get involved, bring people together and give back,” she said.
“Sadly, cancer is a disease that has affected so many people in our community and this is also a way of honouring those friends and family who have been personally affected.”
“It is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in the fight against cancer and I would encourage local businesses and cafes in the region to make their cuppas count too,” she said.
Casandra Kunst, regional fundraising co-ordinator for Cancer Council Queensland, sipped a latte and joined the call to the kettle.
“This year, with the help of Sexie Coffie, we're encouraging local cafes and other businesses to get behind the event and register to raise a cuppa in support of the one in two Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.
“So go on, ask your boss to switch on the kettle, register to host a morning tea and invite your colleagues and customers to join in.”
People can also help by buying a special mug from the council's regional headquarters in Upper Dawson Rd, Allenstown.
To register to host an event during May, go to www.biggestmorningtea.com.au