Friday 2nd June, 2017
Agnew School students take the cake hosting chari-tea
Members of the Agnew School, Brisbane Campus community treated themselves to something sweet to fight cancer last month - raising an impressive $2420 in the process. Around 120 students, 20 teachers and 40 community guests poured into the school’s gymnasium on June 2, from 10.30am until 11.30am, in support of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.
School captains Braden Reoch and Ingrid Kirkpatrick initiated the event, with the year 12 cohort coming together to organise the food and venue. The leadership team chose to take part in this fundraising campaign to support the many people within the school community who have been affected by cancer.
“It is a cause that is very
close to our hearts and we were excited to raise funds to help Cancer Council
continue its vital work,” the school leaders said.
Attendees paid an entry fee and then collected a plate to fill from two long buffet tables. Options were plenty, with cakes, biscuits, fruit, a chocolate fountain and more. After collecting their food and drinks, everyone enjoyed their morning tea together.
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan commended the Agnew School students for their efforts.
“Our deepest thanks go to the year 12 students at Agnew School, and all who made every cuppa count at this year’s event,” Ms McMillan said.
“Supporting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an easy, fun and delicious way that we can work together to help beat cancer and support those affected.
“All funds raised at Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea enable us to invest vital funds into cancer research, prevention and local support programs throughout Queensland.”
While the official Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea date was Thursday, May 25, events and funds for the campaign are raised throughout May and June. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea will celebrate its 25 year anniversary in 2018 and locals are encouraged to pre-register their interest in hosting an event at www.biggestmorningtea.com.au.