BATTLE IS ON: Reporters Jayden Brown and Michael Cormack are going head to head to see who can grow the best beard before the Biggest Morning Tea.
BATTLE IS ON: Reporters Jayden Brown and Michael Cormack are going head to head to see who can grow the best beard before the Biggest Morning Tea. Candyce Braithwaite

Biggest Morning Tea landmark event

THE Rose City is gearing up for its biggest morning tea in 150 years, with the Daily News to host a Biggest Morning Tea on May 22 in conjunction with the Cancer Council of Queensland.

This year's Biggest Morning Tea will also mark the official beginning of the Warwick Daily News' 150th anniversary celebrations, with community members encouraged to attend and support the Cancer Council.

Warwick Daily News general manager Bruce Partridge said the morning tea was among a series of products and engagements in the lead-up to the main event in November.

"We have decided to launch our anniversary with the biggest morning tea in 150 years," he said

"Every family in the Southern Downs is affected by cancer and I have personally seen the benefits of what can be done for sufferers by fundraising groups."

For Southern Downs councillor Neil Meiklejohn, the event will take on special significance as it coincides with Brain Cancer Awareness month. Cr Meiklejohn knows all too well the pain caused by cancer after his 12-year-old daughter Caitlyn was diagnosed with a brain tumour early last year.

"There's more work needing to be done for treatments and with research," he said.

"Fundraising is so very important. It's great the Daily News is able to come on board with the Cancer Council of Queensland and Relay for Life."

Daily News staff are getting into the spirit with reporters Jayden Brown and Michael Cormack involved in a beard growing competition to raise money for the Cancer Council.

The Biggest Morning Tea will be held at the Daily News office in Albion St on May 22 from 9.30-10.30 am, with entry by gold coin donation.



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