Cancer Council NSW is encouraging communities in the Shoalhaven to put the kettle on and reconnect by hosting a virtual morning tea from the comfort of your own home, via video chat.
Community Relations Coordinator for Cancer Council NSW, Stephanie Lake, said online morning teas would replace the popular face-to-face ones this year.
"Your support during this time is more important than ever for communities impacted by cancer, so get your friends, neighbours, family or colleagues together over video chat and raise a cuppa and vital funds," she said.
Hosting a virtual Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event is not only a great way to raise funds for those in need but is also a great opportunity to stay connected with those you may not have seen for a while, during times of social distancing and self-isolation.
"We know that it can be tough working from home without your colleagues around, so hosting a workplace virtual morning tea will help you reconnect, keep your team culture strong and morale high," Ms Lake said.
"Have a virtual team bake off with the ingredients in your cupboard, share photos and donate what you usually would to an office morning tea."
For friends, families and neighbours, a cuppa over video chat is the perfect way to stay in touch and support each other. You can also share your best home-cooked recipes in return for a donation to your biggest morning tea fundraising.
"Every cuppa poured, and every dollar raised enables Cancer Council NSW to continue investing in lifesaving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs," Ms Lake said.
"One person is diagnosed with cancer every five minutes in Australia - the length of an average morning tea break.
"We'll be with you every step of the way and in the lead up to hosting a Biggest Morning Tea, we'll provide tips, ideas and anything you need to help make your morning tea a success!"
"By supporting the cause, you will be making a difference in the lives of almost 48,000 people in NSW diagnosed with cancer each year."
To donate or register to host a virtual morning tea, click here.
Hosts will receive a free digital host kit with everything they need to make their morning tea a success.
About Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
In 2020, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday May 28, but anyone can host anytime during May or June.
By hosting or attending an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, participants will help Cancer Council continue their life-saving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.
Due to current circumstances, Cancer Council encourages all Australians to follow the recommended guidelines provided by the Australian Government.
For more information and support regarding cancer and COVID-19, please visit cancer.org.au.