Thousands of dollars raised in fight against cancer

Community members gathered inside the Condamine Sports Club for a cuppa' tea and to raise almost $4,000 for cancer research. Picture: JEREMY COOK

By Jeremy Cook

Community members came together over a cuppa’ tea and a bite to eat in Warwick last week to raise thousands of dollars for cancer research.

Inside a packed room at Condamine Sports Club, about 60 people threw together almost $4000 as part of “Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea” last Friday 7 June.

The fundraiser was one of several held in Warwick in support of the Cancer Council’s national two month long annual fundraising event.

Another $500 was also raised by the Warwick Lapidary Club at its own Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser last Wednesday.

The nationwide fundraiser encourages Australians wherever they are to gather for morning tea and raise vital funds for cancer prevention endeavours and support programs.

Anyone can choose to host a morning tea and in its 30-year history, the fundraiser has attracted more than half a million hosts from all over the country.

Friday’s host Michelle Towell travelled all the way from Brisbane’s bayside, alongside a small convoy of friends and family, to put on what was her first Biggest Morning Tea.

The donated funds form part of more than $10.5 million which has been raised across all 26,500 morning tea events held throughout Australia in 2024. All funds will be donated to the Cancer Council’s research programs.