The Centralian advocate Tue 20 May 2008
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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 19 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 0 -M A Y -2 0 0 8 P A G E : 1 9 C O L O R : C M Y K 2 2 4 7 0 2 /0 8 Big event ONE of the biggest morning teas in town will be at Springs Plaza on Thursday. There will be loads of tea, cake, camaraderie and entertainment from 9.30am. Cakes and food can be bought from Piccolos or Cakes For You and Biggest Morning Tea cups will be sold as well. Fat Boy Fin will be providing easy-listening music from 9.30am. There will also be face painting and balloons for the children. Event has captured hearts of people around Australia AUSTRALIAS Biggest Morning Tea is one of The Cancer Councils foremost fundraising events and the largest, most successful event of its kind in Australia. Facts about the event are: More than $40 million has been raised by since Australias Biggest Morning Tea began in 1994. It holds the World Record for the largest simultaneous tea party set in 2005. Funds raised by Australias Biggest Morning Tea allow the Cancer Council, as the countrys leading cancer charity committed to the prevention and control of the disease, to continue its research initiatives, education programs and support services for those diagnosed with cancer, their families and carers. Celebrities such as Ricky Ponting, John Cleese, Ian Smith and Leisel Jones have supported Australias Biggest Morning Tea, helping make every cup count in the fight against cancer. There were 100 teas held in Alice Springs in 2007 which raised more than $46,000. This year 80 teas have been registered and there are still a few days to go more registrations are coming in every day. Executive and staff at Tangentyere Council already raised more than $400 at their morning tea last week. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College Traeger Campus raised $315 dollars at their morning tea on May 9. The Masters Games Office will be holding a morning tea which will be attended by Loraine Braham and various volunteers. Other morning teas are being held at the Araluen Arts Centre, Smimac, Adventure Tours Australia, and Red Hot Photo Crafts. The following schools are hosting teas: Larapinta Primary, Gillen Primary, Ross Park School, Bradshaw Primary, Centralian Senior Secondary College, Yirara College, Sadadeen Primary, Charles Darwin University, St. Philips College, Yipirinya School, Braitling School and Batchelor Institute. This is a small portion of the 80-plus teas that are registered and the Cancer Council wants to ensure everyone registered knows that their support is deeply appreciated. Good reason to have a cuppa WARM the teapot and break out the bickies, Australias Biggest Morning Tea is on Thursday. Tawnya Senior from Cancer Council NT and Angela Tranter are ready for the big Australias Morning Tea at Piccolos in Springs Plaza. They are holding the cups that can be bought as part of the annual fundraiser. It is the Cancer Councils popular annual fundraiser with more than one million people, including celebrities, stirring themselves into action at morning teas across Australia, raising almost $9 million, in 2007. Australias Biggest Morning Tea involves plenty of fun, plenty of tea (or coffee) and is a great way to catch up with family and friends, as well as colleagues. And while you drink a cuppa with your neighbour, sample your bosss cake or serve your teacher an orange juice, you will be helping those affected by cancer and their families. To make every cup count, celebrity chef Bill Granger has provided a special mandarin and almond cake recipe to help generate donations. Raffles, cooking competitions and fancy dress are other great ideas to raise money. If you are a teacher, challenge students to a crazy cup competition or cake contest. While the official tea party date is Thursday, events can be held throughout May and beyond. Kettles will be switched on across Australia, in offices, homes, schools and community centres to help the fight against cancer. Anyone who would like to take part, or find out more about Australias Biggest Morning Tea in Alice Springs and nationally, can log on to www.biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85. Registered hosts will receive a fundraising pack full of ideas and information including posters, invitations, games and competitions. All money raised goes to Cancer Council research, education and patient support programs. As little as $5 can provide support to newly diagnosed patients. Cancer facts One in two men and one in three women will develop cancer before the age of 85. In Australia each year, 106,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Australia more than 39,000 people die from cancer each year. The survival rate for many common cancers has increased by more than 30 per cent in the past two decades. Cancer costs $2.7 billion in direct health system costs (5.7 per cent of total expenditure) on health care. $215 million was spent on cancer research in 2000-01, a little more than 18 per cent of all health research expenditure in Australia. A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature AUSTRALIAS BIGGEST MORNING TEA