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6 May, 2021

Sharing a bite for cancer fight

CAIRNS’ “Flower Power” Fundraising Group are hosting a morning tea on Saturday May 29 to raise much needed funds for the Queensland Cancer Council.

By Tanya Murphy

Cancer Council Volunteers Maureen Gardiner, Lorna Weber and Narelle Innes

As part of the ‘Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea’ annual Cancer Council fundraising appeal, the group will be supplying a delicious morning tea as well as raffles, cent sales fashion parade, candle lighting ceremony and lucky door prize.

The event will kick off at 9:30am at the Eisteddfod Hall, Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill and the Entry fee is $20.

In 2019, the Flower Power Fundraising group raised $4371 for Cancer Council Queensland.

Flower Power are a passionate supporter of Cancer Council Queensland and recently also deposited $20,000 through Do It For Cancer.

The group are seeking eager volunteers to join their group to support Cancer Council Queensland and anyone interested in joining can contact Janice Browne at

The Cancer Council are also calling for more businesses, community groups and individuals to host morning tea events.

In 2021, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday 27 May, but anyone can host at any time in May or June.

By hosting or attending an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea (in-person or virtually), participants will help Cancer Council Queensland continue their life-saving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is the largest and most successful event of its kind in the country and raises over $7 million nationally each year - this year they hope to attract over 20,000 hosts. Every dollar raised helps support those impacted by cancer.

Those who want to host can register at or call 1300 65 65 85 to receive a free morning tea host kit.

Anyone unable to host a morning tea can still get involved by donating directly to Cancer Council via

Due to current circumstances, Cancer Council Queensland encourages all participants to follow the recommended guidelines provided by the Australian Government. Details regarding Cancer Council Queensland fundraising events may change as circumstances change. For more information and support regarding cancer and COVID-19, please visit

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