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Tea parties on the boil

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THE Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is on the boil on the Sunshine Coast, with the official tea party date this Thursday.

Everyone is invited to help make the Sunshine Coast cups count towards Cancer Council Queensland funds in the fight against cancer by attending the region's official "Chari-tea" events.

CCQ regional fundraising co-ordinator Jodi Durkin said funds raised through morning teas were invested in vital cancer research, education programs and patient support services, such as the five accommodation facilities across the state and operating the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20.

"Each year, more than 21,000 Queenslanders are diagnosed with cancer and sadly, around 7500 Queenslanders will die from the disease," she said.

"Whether it's a simple morning tea with workmates, a sophisticated high tea with friends or a school bake sale, you'll be helping the one in two Queenslanders who will be diagnosed with cancer by age 85."

While Thursday is the official date, morning or even afternoon teas can be held anytime throughout May or early June.

All you need to do is sign on to host an event and start planning.

Visit biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 656 585 to find out more.

Below are the details of some of the region's largest morning tea events.

COOROY

PATCHES of Cooroy craft group and queen of the tea xosies, Loani Prior, will host an event for 150 guests at Cooroy CWA Hall at 23 Maple St, today from 9.30am-noon.

NOOSA

NOOSA Yacht Club's morning tea is at the headquarters in Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, on Thursday from 10am. Phone 0414 787 882

NAMBOUR

HEAD to Clio's on Rosemount's public tea at 246 Petrie Creek Rd, Rosemount, on Thursday at 9.30am.

DRYSDALE Funerals Nambour, at 33 National Park Rd, will hold its 10th Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Craft in the Chapel event on Thursday, May 31, from 9am-2pm. The event will feature a devonshire tea/coffee, international beauty pageant featuring local celebrities, a cake-decorating competition, handicrafts display, lucky door prize, sausage sizzle, live entertainment and a raffle to win a three-day holiday to Manta Hervey Bay. Call 5441 1366.

BRIBIE ISLAND

BRIBIE Craft Club Biggest Morning Tea is at the Indoor Bowls Centre on First Ave, Bongaree, on Thursday at 9am.

MAROOCHYDORE

THE Maroochydore Branch of QCWA invites you to join them at the hall in Memorial Ave, Maroochydore (opposite the RSL), on Monday at the cost of $5 for morning tea from at 9.30am. Entertainment with the Coolum Entertainers starts at 10am, and handicraft will be for sale.

CALOUNDRA

CALOUNDRA Hospital Auxiliary's Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday from 9.30-11.30am is to be held at Caloundra Hospital in Dove House behind Bardo's Bazaar (entrance opposite Caloundra RSL). You are guaranteed a delicious morning tea, raffles and a chance to meet hospital staff and volunteers. Entry is $2. Inquiries to Jane on 5492 8929.

AT CALOUNDRA Surf Club's Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, the public is invited to spend $5 for bottomless tea and coffee and freshly baked scones served with jam and cream from 10.30-noon. Raffles will be held with some great prizes on offer.

HENZELLS Agency Caloundra is on the ball for cancer research, bringing the fun of State of Origin and Australia's Biggest Morning Tea together for a big fundraiser tomorrow. The real estate agency is hosting a State of Origin footy-throwing competition as part of its huge fundraising event, with prizes including a five-night Gold Coast holiday for two and Gold Coast theme park tickets up for grabs. The agency is at 49 Bulcock St and the fun kicks off 10am and continues to 1pm.

LISA Schomberg is hosting a concert in support of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea on Saturday, June 16, at 2pm in the CCSA Hall in Nutley St, Caloundra. Opera singers Christine Ferraro and Stephanie Arlidge will perform along with cello students. Bookings are essential with Lisa on 5445 8565.

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