The annual Karumba Cancer Cuppa was held on Wednesday 4 July in support of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Over 450 people attended the Cancer Cuppa, which raised an extraordinary $35,299 for the fight against cancer ($10,000 more than their 2011 record). The funds help Cancer Council Queensland continue its work in cancer control including research, community support and practical support for cancer patients and their families.
Highlights of the event included the huge cent sale, described by attendees as the Cent Sale of the Century, with amazing prizes up for grabs such as a split system air conditioner and an Apple iPad, the 2012 Ash’s Cup hobby horse race, which raised over
$4,000, and the Macarena dance competition. Over the years, the Karumba Cancer Cuppa has grown and grown so that now it is an all-day event, packed with snappy raffles, auctions, games and excitement. Overall, the atmosphere at the event is indescribable. There is a buzz of excitement from beginning to end and a well-deserved sense of pride by all involved for their contribution to this one-of-a-kind fundraiser. It is recognised as Cancer Council Queensland’s highest fundraising morning tea, with investigations into whether it tops the country as well. All this from a tiny
little outback town in the Gulf of Carpentaria!
Cancer Council Queensland extends a special thank you to the four key organisers, Judy Walters, Rose Bouwens, John Moran and Nikki Brennan. Thanks also goes to all the businesses and residents of Karumba and Normanton for their tremendous support, as well as the many sponsors from all over Queensland and Australia. The organisers sincerely thank Skytrans for sponsoring flights for Lynsie James, Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator Cancer Council Queensland, to attend. The representation at this event is vital for recognising their hard work and incredible achievement, and for promoting the services of Cancer Council Queensland. Cancer Council’s work in cancer control is achieved through the generosity of the hosts and guests at community events such as the Karumba Cancer Cuppa.