Biggest Moring Tea Media Release

29 May 2020

Raising a cup for Cancer Council
29 May 2020

• Member for Joondalup, Emily Hamilton MLA, hosted a Biggest Morning Tea
• Donations can be made at

Emily Hamilton, State Member of Parliament representing the Joondalup electorate, hosted a Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea for the third consecutive year, raising funds for Cancer Council WA.

This year was a little different being online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

A beautiful Welcome to Country, pre-recorded by local Noongar Yamatji woman, Sharon Wood-Kenney, and her daughter Paige, was played to open the event.

Ms Wood-Kenney also supplied some striking Aboriginal-themed biscuits to mark the event taking place during Reconciliation Week.

Joining Ms Hamilton for a cup of tea and a chat was special guest Simmone Sharp from Cancer Council WA.

Ms Sharp shared that COVID-19 has reduced Cancer Council’s fundraising. She also mentioned the very important wig library for those who lose hair during cancer treatment, and how businesses can support those suffering cancer in a number of ways.

One of these is the Cook-a-Meal program. Corporate teams cook meals for guests at Milroy Lodge—a home away from home for regional cancer patients undergoing treatment in Perth.

Ms Hamilton said that as Cancer Council WA is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation, its survival and effectiveness is totally reliant on community donations.

Funds raised go towards practical and financial support to West Australians affected by this disease, as well as cancer education, research and prevention.

People can still donate to Ms Hamilton’s Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea by visiting

Comments attributed to Emily Hamilton:
“We all know someone that has been affected by cancer and this morning tea is just one way we as a community can do our bit to raise funds for the Cancer Council WA.”

Media contact: Emily Hamilton 9300 3990

Emily Hamilton and Simmone Sharp from Cancer Council WA.