Ipswich high tea helps fight cancer

Vicki Doig is taking on cancer with tea, treats and a helping hand from Casa Mia Restaurant!

The Ipswich local is hosting a high tea on Wednesday, September 13 at Casa Mia Restaurant (43 Brisbane Road, Newtown) from 11am until 1.30pm in support of Cancer Council Queensland.

It is a cause close to the heart for Ms Doig, who encouraged locals to purchase tickets.

"My sister lost her life to lymphoma 31 years ago," she said.

"I've been selling daffodils to support Cancer Council Queensland at Ipswich Kindergarten since then, but this is the first time I've organised an event like this.

"We have had 50 people confirm so far, but the restaurant can fit up to 100.

"There will be a delicious high tea and raffles, and it's all in support of a good cause, with proceeds helping fund vital cancer research."

Tickets are $30 per person and people can RSVP before Friday, September 8, by calling Casa Mia's chef Mario on (07) 3202 4766.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan thanked Vicki Doig for her support.

"Community support is instrumental to our work and significantly reduces the burden of cancer on the community," Ms McMillan said.

"Funds raised at events like these are essential in investing in research for better outcomes, and providing support, hope, and advice for all Queenslanders, all cancers."

The high tea supports Cancer Council's Do It For Cancer campaign, which encourages people to fundraise in any way that they like.

Queenslanders can race, work, sell, shave, quit, gift - or do anything. To register for 'Do It For Cancer', visit www.doitforcancer.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

For more information about Cancer Council Queensland visit cancerqld.org.au or call 13 11 20.

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