ACAP and Navitas staff ‘join forces’ to raise money for cancer

Posted by Mark Kennedy on 20 June 2019

ACAP staff joined employees from other Navitas colleges this week to raise funds for this year’s ‘Biggest Morning Tea’.  

The event was held on Monday June 17 at Navitas’ Hyde Park campus in Sydney.

ACAP’s industry and alumni manager, Meagan Johnson, who helped organise the event, said the results had exceeded her expectations.

“I am absolutely thrilled that we’ve been able to exceed our target of $1000 at this year’s Biggest Morning Tea.

“We also had fantastic attendance – with staff sharing food, making donations and playing games for prizes – it was a real team effort by Navitas.

“On behalf of both the ACAP and Navitas Corporate Social Committee, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity – whether that was in the form of bringing a plate along or making a donation.”

Special thanks also goes to ACAP’s Academic Dean, Dr Craig Ellis, who ‘used the force’ to promote the event - donning his screen-accurate Star Wars Stormtrooper outfit to encourage attendance and donations.

Craig said that he was thrilled that his appearance had the desired effect.

“Let me put it this way - it’s not a costume that’s built for comfort, but I am very happy with the end result - it was well worth the trouble.”

“I’m already taking suggestions for next year’s outfit – I’ve heard some good ones, but I’m going to have to rule out an Ewok suit I’m afraid. 

“After this year’s result, I’m happy to consider a return next year – it’s a great event for a great cause,” Craig said.

Money raised from the NSW Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea goes toward cancer research, supporting people affected by cancer and community prevention programs.

For further information on donations and hosting a Biggest Morning Tea event go to https://www.biggestmorningtea.com.au/.