22 May 2012
22 May 2012
The Cancer Council’s annual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will be held nationally on Thursday 24 May, with the University of the Sunshine Coast staging one of the largest local events.
A crowd of more than 120 University staff converged with their coffee mugs last May and raised $1,200 for cancer research ($600 in staff donations matched by a corporate donation from USC).
Organiser Marg Robley is expecting an even larger crowd this year, with special drawcards of a baking competition for male staff and a multi-prize raffle of recycled birthday and Christmas gifts attracting plenty of attention.
Media are welcome to attend the morning tea to be held outside the USC Brasserie from 10am on Thursday 24 May. Judging of the bake-off (of food cooked at home) will begin at 9.30am.
Ms Robley said there had been strong interest in the bake-off, with a special call going out this year for more academics to join in the cooking contest.
“This baking competition for the guys has been inspired by all the wonderful male chefs on those reality cooking shows on TV,” she said.
“After judging, the entries will be included in the morning tea. The results last year were delicious and we’re expecting a high standard again this year.”
Ms Robley said dozens of interesting items – ranging from clocks to games and pyjamas to paintings – had been donated for the multi-prize raffle.
— Terry Walsh