Australia's Biggest Morning Tea may look a little different this year but Dubbo residents are encouraged to still get together with a cuppa and a cake, even if it's virtual.
The event will officially be held on Thursday, May 28, however people can hold their morning tea all throughout May and June. The morning tea can be held with a couple of friends or with a larger group via video chat.
Cancer Council Western NSW community relations coordinator Katherine Bodiczky said the new virtual initiative was launched to enable the Dubbo community to continue to raise funds for people impacted by cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"Cancer patients in Dubbo need help now more than ever. At Cancer Council NSW, we provide vital services to that people with cancer get the treatment, information and support they need, when they need it most - so they know they're not alone," she said.
"As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, we will find it harder to provide the critical services needed and to continue to support people affected by cancer. Australia's Biggest Morning Tea raises vital funds, ensuring cancer patients, their families and carers receive the vital services they need, when they need it most."
Ms Bodiczky said one of the fun ways to get involved this year was to have a baking competition.
She said everyone could try and cook the same recipe and compare the results or have a laugh with an omelette flipping contest.
"Every cuppa poured, and every dollar raised enables Cancer Council NSW to continue investing in lifesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs. One person is diagnosed with cancer every five minutes in Australia - the length of an average morning tea break," Ms Bodiczky said.
To register for this year's Biggest Morning Tea go to biggestmorningtea.com.au/tea-time.