Monster smoko aids cancer fund
THE World's Biggest Morning Tea took on a multicultural flavour at the Pines Shopping Centre last week as volunteers decked out like Cleopatra, Indian chiefs and Japanese geishas served up tea, scones and donuts to the masses.
Queensland Cancer Fund Challenge for Cancer entrant Kay Redshaw organised the morning tea complete with the multicultural theme to show that cancer had no boundaries.
"It doesn't matter what walk of life you're in, everyone's susceptible to cancer and we thought we could show that by taking it from a world perspective because it's the World's Biggest Morning Tea this year, not just Australia's," Ms Redshaw said.
The morning tea was by no means Ms Redshaw first foray into event management. She's a veteran having been an entrant in the Challenge for Cancer for the past eight years.
Ms Redshaw said she took up the challenge after several of her friends contracted cancer over the years and she decided it was time she did something about it.
"I don't have any experience with cancer personally but I have lost very dear friends to cancer and that's why I do this now and it's very rewarding," she said.
"Because the Queensland Cancer Fund receive no government funding it's events like this and the community that raise money for cancer research."
The Challenge for Cancer ends on August 31, leaving Ms Redshaw plenty of time to organise functions in the coming months including a ball in June and a Daffodil Day fundraiser in August.