Cancer Council is celebrating Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea by sending the world’s biggest tea bag around the country.
The world’s largest tea bag spent a day in Brisbane collecting tea donations from passersby on its journey to breaking the Guinness World Record and raising awareness for the Cancer Council.
Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift says the tea party held in King George Square would hopefully tempt Brisbane residents to sign up to host a morning tea for the Cancer Council initiative.
“I think it’s a bit of an eye-catcher, and who doesn’t love the world’s biggest tea bag!” says Clift. “It’s all about people coming down, raising awareness for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and hopefully encouraging them to sign up to host or attend a morning tea throughout May or June and donate to Cancer Council.
“All funds raised go towards all the work we do in cancer across Queensland, so that covers our first class research, prevention and support programs and patient support as well. We do a lot across the state and it covers all those facets.”
Those interested in hosting or attending a morning tea to support the work of Cancer Council should visit biggestmorningtea.com.au to sign up.
“Overall we hope to raise $2.5 million in Queensland from 6700 hosts,” says Clift. “Every dollar counts, so whether it is a few dollars, a few hundred, or a few thousand dollars, every morning tea helps.”
The giant tea bag will be moved to other cities around Australia with the goal of surpassing 150 kilograms in order to set a new world record.
Madura Tea Estates CEO Barry Cosier says Madura will host several events over the next few months to contribute to the tea bag’s growth.
“Small donations at each of our events or buying some Madura Tea is all it takes to grow the tea bag and indeed grow the amount raised for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea,” says Cosier.