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Giant Mug Travels Across Qld Ahead Of Biggest Morning Tea

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea.  Image Credit: Jacquie Manning

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on North Queensland locals to prepare to pop on the kettle and host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea their way this May in support of around 1500 locals who are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Registrations for the fundraising initiative are now open for 2019 and to raise awareness ahead of the official date, May 23, a giant mug has departed on a journey that will see it travel around the state, including to North Queensland.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the charity hoped by sending the mug around the state and showcasing its journey on social media, using the hashtag #MugOnTheMove, more people would learn about the fundraising campaign.

“It’s a fun way to let more people know about Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and encourage Queensland communities to pop on the kettle and host their own event,” Ms McMillan said.

Ms McMillan said North Queensland locals needn’t wait to see the mug on social media or visit their town to sign up.

“Our new-look website for 2019 has just gone live, so we’re calling on North Queensland locals to register as a host and set a date now, to make a difference,” she said.

“One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland – the length of an average morning tea break.

“You can help us support those impacted by cancer by getting friends, family or workmates together to share a cuppa and delicious food and donating to the cause.

“An Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea can be a simple morning tea in the office with colleagues, at home with friends or family, in the community or at school.”

Each year Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is enjoyed by more than a million people nationally, and in 2019, Cancer Council Queensland aims to raise $2.1 million for cancer research, prevention, information and support services.

The official date of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Thursday, May 23, 2019, but people can register to host an event anytime in May or June.

Register now to host an event at, or by calling 1300 65 65 85, and you’ll receive a free host kit with everything you need to make your morning tea a success.

To stay up-to-date with where the #MugOnTheMove travels to, follow Cancer Council Queensland on Facebook or Instagram, or have your say on where it should move to by visiting