Yes, things are a little different at the moment, but sadly, while many things have stopped for COVID-19, the impact of cancer on our community has continued, and in some cases been exacerbated by our current situation.
Cancer Council SA is continuing their mission to raise funds to assist the 27 South Australians each day that are diagnosed with cancer.
Their work is tireless, from funding research and prevention to their many advocacy and support programs such as the support line and Cancer Council Lodges which assist cancer patients and their families navigate the journey ahead.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has long been a key event for Cancer Council SA to raise these vital funds.
Adapting to the current situation, they are taking fundraising to the couch, and encouraging everyone to put the kettle on and host a virtual Biggest Morning Tea video chat from the comfort of your own home.
Sounds like a perfect opportunity to gather those gal pals, work besties, or your family online and feel good about eating cake for a change. Hey, it’s for a good cause!
Hosting a virtual Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event is not only a great way to support those in need but is also a great opportunity to stay connected with those you may not have seen for a while during times of social distancing and self-isolation.
“Your support during this time is more important than ever before for those impacted by cancer, so get your friends, neighbours, family or colleagues together over video chat and have a cuppa, reconnect and raise funds,” says Cancer Council SA Chief Executive Lincoln Size.
“We know that it can be tough working from home without your colleagues around, so hosting a workplace virtual morning tea will help you reconnect, keep your team culture strong and morale high. Have a virtual team bake off with the ingredients in your cupboard, share photos and donate what you usually would to an office morning tea,” Mr Size continues.
“If you don’t want to host an event, why not donate your $5 daily coffee budget or bus fare— every little bit helps.”
For friends, families and neighbours, a cuppa over video chat is the perfect way to stay in touch and support each other. You can also share your best home-cooked recipes in return for a donation to your biggest morning tea fundraising page.
Officially, Thursday 28 May is the day to host a morning tea, however you can hold your own any time of the year.
Sounds like time to dig out the Donna Hay cookbook and get the kettle on.
To donate or register to host a virtual morning tea, visit biggestmorningtea.com.au. Hosts will receive a free digital host kit with everything they need to make their virtual morning tea a success.