Over the next month, individuals and corporations around Australia will come together raising money in the fight against cancer.
The Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will officially be held on Thursday, May 27, but already fundraising has begun for the campaign with events springing up around the country over May.
This yearly campaign will bring much-needed support for the research, treatment, and prevention of cancer.
At an event held in Yagan Square this morning, the Cancer Council hosted coffee trucks to provide for the locals passing by.
“We had lots of passers-by from off the street supporting us buying a coffee at the van there and donating,” a Cancer Council spokeswoman said.
“Some people are amazing donating as much as $10, it was really good, we had a good audience tune into the broadcast.”
Despite setbacks in 2020, in 2021 the Cancer Council has already received about $2M in donations nationwide, and according to their spokeswomen, Western Australia plans to significantly add to that total.
“Western Australia is aiming for $1M donated by the end of the campaign which will run up until the end of June,” the spokeswomen said.
“Obviously last year our registrations were down because of COVID, but this year thankfully they’re picking up.”
Every year the Cancer Council welcomes new registrations from all over Australia to hosting their own events, as well as those who have been part of the cause before.
New South Wales home builders Wisdom Homes have been hosting their morning tea as part of the event for over a decade and according to a spokeswoman for the company, it has become an important part of the organization.
“It’s important for us to raise funds for the vital research that will help those affected by the devastating disease, as well as give back to the local community.” the spokeswoman said.
Having raised in total $285,194 since Wisdom Homes began participating in the event, the company expects to get back to adding to this total after canceling their 2020 event due to covid.
“This year we are just having a smaller-scale event with the staff,” the spokeswoman said.
“We’re hoping to raise at least $30,000 this year during our event.”