Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea with a twist


Staff at Bank of Queensland’s Owner-Managed Branch in Richmond are getting behind Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea this year and have added their own unique flair to it.


BOQ Senior Customer Service Officer Philio Hatzistavrou said when she saw the Cancer Council’s ad she couldn’t resist putting an event together.


“If everyone could just contribute a little bit it would all add up and go a long way to help find an answer to this horrible illness, and better support services for sufferers,” Philio said.
“To mix the theme up a little we decided to have a chicken and champagne brunch.


“What started out to be a small gathering has turned into a huge event.  Within a few days we had more people coming than we had room for.


“I didn’t want anyone to miss out, so I had to find another venue, and my husband kindly allowed us to use his coffee shop, Tiramisu Cafe, in Bentleigh.


“Everyone has pitched in and my relatives even offered to pay for the food and drinks so that every dollar we raise goes to the charity.


“We’ve had to limit the number of people to 50 this year but I’m looking forward to next year’s event, and even The Cancer Council’s next big fundraiser Girls Night In to be held in October.


“All up we hope to raise more than $2000,” she said.


The BOQ Richmond branch’s chicken and champagne brunch will be held this Sunday, 27 May 2007.


Every dollar raised at the event will be matched dollar-for-dollar as part of Bank of Queensland’s community initiative.


Anyone wishing to make a donation is welcome to drop in to the Richmond branch at 122 Bridge Road.