Students create a giant stir

Wednesday 16 April, 2008

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is here again, and this year we are adding a fantastic new schools competition to encourage young Victorians to get involved in the fight against cancer.

"The schools competition is a great way to get young people involved in our important fundraising event, on Thursday 22 May," Australia's Biggest Morning Tea Coordinator, Barbara Fernandez, said.

All schools that register as Australia's Biggest Morning Tea hosts will have the opportunity to get creative by making a giant teacup to go in the running to win a school visit from Olympic swimmer, Brooke Hanson.

"We're hoping to raise $1.8 million this year, to make a difference to the 66 Victorians diagnosed with cancer everyday," Ms Fernandez said.

To participate in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, all you need to do is register as a host and then invite your colleagues, friends, family, or schoolmates to join you for morning tea. In return, guests make a donation to the Cancer Council.

Getting your school involved in the teacup competition is easy. Simply describe in 50 words or fewer why your school is passionate about Australia's Biggest Morning Tea and attach a digital photo of your teacup. The top three finalists will be invited to a Mad Hatters Tea Party in Melbourne for judging on Sunday 18 May, where the winner will be announced.

Entries to the Biggest, Brightest, and Best Teacup competition close at 5PM on Monday 5 May 2008.

For details on how to enter the competition, or to register as a Australia's Biggest Morning Tea host, visit the Victorian page at www.biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.