Archive for May, 2010


Don’t miss the Balloon Grab

May 23, 2010

The balloon grab fundraiser is going to be a hit!

There will be 200 blue & yellow inflated balloons on sticks. Each balloon will be numbered from 1 to 200. Each number corresponds to a prize with the major prize being return flights for 2 with Skytrans to Mt Isa.

For $5 you may win a free coffee at Muffin Break, a gift voucher for The British Lolly Shop, a Free breakfast & coffee at The Coffee Club or if you are lucky enough the major top prize of a trip for 2 to Mt Isa.

It will be the best $5 you have spent all day…honest!

Head to the Cancer Council marquee on the Esplanade, you won’t miss it


Where does your money go?

May 19, 2010

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is one of Australia’s most well-loved fundraising events, and plays a vital role in raising money towards Cancer Council’s work in research, education, prevention and support.

How your money helps:
1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. Last year Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea raised a mind-boggling $10.6 million! One dollar at a time you are making a difference helping to fund Cancer Council’s research, prevention, education and support services.

Here’s how every cup counts:

$5 can help us give a newly diagnosed cancer patient important support and information resources to help them through their cancer journey.

$10 can help staff the Cancer Council Helpline (13 11 20) with expertly trained nurses and health counsellors.

$20 can help train a Cancer Connect volunteer to provide one-to-one support for people diagnosed with cancer.

$50 can help us visit a community to educate health professionals and support patients and carers.

$100 can help provide SunSmart educational talks to schools and community groups.

$500 can help fund research into the causes of cancer and into new and improved treatments.


More hosts needed!

May 17, 2010

More hosts are needed. Have you registered to host your Morning Tea?  There is still time!

Register online at or pop into Cairns Central on Wednesday 19th May between 8:30am and 5:15pm and receive your host kit on the spot which features some great (and easy) fundraising ideas. We will be located on the ground floor inbetween Williams and Priceline at the Target end of the centre.

ABMT 2010 Fact Sheet


Colouring in Competition

May 17, 2010

Anyone keen for a trip to Green Island? Maybe a Croc spotting cruise? or fancy a family afternoon bowling? Then get your colouring pencils out as these are the prizes kids could win with the Cancer Council colouring in competition.

Send in your entry to the Cancer Council office on Aumuller Street or bring with you on the day of the event. Judging will take place that morning.

There are two pictures to choose from, you can download them here, just click on the image below:-


Bid on a Cake!

May 17, 2010

Bernards Patisserie at Gordonvale has kindly offered to sponsor a signature cake for the Biggest Morning Tea event. The cake will be in the shape of a tea cup and saucer, the logo of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea as below:

Bernard has 35 years as a pastry chef and has created some amazing masterpieces including celebration cakes depicting coral reefs, jungle scenes, desert islands, castles, and much more. This cake will ultimately form a centrepiece for the Cairns’ Biggest Morning Tea event. It will carefully be constructed in 4 stages, so it is going to be very impressive as all of Bernards unique cake creations are.

Keen for a slice? Then listen to Sea Fm on the day of the event as this amazing cake will be auctioned off. Perfect if you are hosting your own morning tea, or why not treat your staff in the office to a morning tea.

Get on the phone 27th May or come down to the Cairns Esplanade and place your bid!

All proceeds to the Cancer Council Queensland.


Raffle Prizes

May 11, 2010

We have some great raffle prizes lined up and still more to come.

Here’s a sneak peak!

  • Cairns Tropical Zoo entry pass
  • McDonalds McCafe gift pack
  • The Chocolate Room gift hamper
  • Geckos Indoor Play Centre family pass
  • Mareeba Zoo entry pass
  • Zumba fitness class
  • Hallmark teddy& tea hamper
  • Painting valued at $120
  • Knitted knee rug
  • Learning Ladder Books

and how cute is this bear by Anne @ Tigersanne Desings – Gifts in Balloons, be there for the raffle at Cairns’ Biggest Morning Tea and this gorgeous bear could be yours!


Join us for a Tic Toc Teacup-a-thon

May 6, 2010

Join us for a Tic-Toc Teacup-a-thon as part of the Cairns’ Biggest Morning Tea. 
Host a biggest morning tea at your child care/playgroup centre and allow the kids to get creative by having a tic-toc teacup-a-thon. Send in your photos from your morning tea to, and the centre with the biggest and best teacup-a-thon will win a prize! 
What is a tic-toc teacup? Click here to take a look, they are very cute and the kids will love making them!

Cairns’ Biggest Morning Tea will be held on Thursday 27 May as the local signature event for Cancer Council Queensland’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea fundraising campaign.  Community support for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is vital and we welcome the participation of all locals for our ‘Cairns Biggest Morning Tea’. It is a great way for local businesses and groups to become valued supporters of Cancer Council Queensland and great community contributors.
We aim to put Cairns on the map as hosting the biggest and best event of the campaign, much like Cairns holds that title for Relay For Life, and we welcome contributions from all supporters hosting morning teas in Cairns.
Please support the Cancer Council at your centre by hosting a tic toc teacup-a-thon to raise funds and help tip the balance in the fight against cancer!
For further details and to order a host kit please contact Emma Lodge on 0438 174 947.
We look forward to making this a fun and truly successful event!