Students raise record funds by hosting Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

International students from seven countries have raised record funds by hosting one of Australia’s Biggest Morning Teas at The University of Queensland’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE).

The event was hosted by ICTE on 24 May and it raised a record amount of money compared with the previous three years. The amount of $6,000 that will go toward supporting Cancer Council Queensland.

There were 1,300 cakes baked by staff, students and homestay families. Twenty ICTE students from all around the world worked for five weeks to organise the event.

Ko-Chun Lee (John), a Taiwanese student following the General English program said that he definitely enjoyed being part of the morning tea.

“We worked together every day for three weeks to make the event possible. Working with so many people from all over the world has been amazing.”

“It was an unforgettable experience because I normally never have a chance to speak English in front of so many people.”

This year Cancer Council Queensland celebrated 25 years of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, with more than 5000 events held across the state.

One Queenslander is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes – the length of an average morning tea break. Every dollar raised enables the Cancer Council to continue investing in lifesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.

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Last updated:
13 June 2019