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MORNING TEA: Bess Hart welcomed visitors into her home in a bid to raise money for cancer research.

MORNING TEA: Bess Hart welcomed visitors into her home in a bid to raise money for cancer research.

The Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer Research was held at Newhaven again this morning. 

Ted and Bess Hart welcomed about forty people into their backyard for the seventh year running. 

“We had heard about the Biggest Morning Tea before so we thought we could do our own one, we invited family and neighbours and it just gre from there,” Mrs Hart said. 

“Last year we raised $5,735 and just over $22,000 over the past six years.

“My husband and I have both had cancer in our families, so we thought we would get together and raise money, it all stays in the Territory as well,” she said. 

While Mrs Hart served tea from a billy can, visitors enjoyed horse and sulky rides, mingled with new and old friends and purchased some tasty marmalades and relishes. 

One Australian is diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, the length of an average tea break.

Throughout May and June Cancer Council is calling on Aussies to pop on the kettle and prep the menu for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to raise vital funds for Cancer Council.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a great way for Aussies to support the one in two Australians who will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, as well as their loved ones.

“Each of the thousands of morning teas that will take place in workplaces, communities and peoples’ homes play a vital role in ensuring Cancer Council can continue to provide a wide range of support services across Australia to those affected by cancer,”  Professor Aranda said. 

Another “Biggest Morning Tea” fundraiser will be held on May 25 at the Katherine Museum.

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