It's always a bit nerve racking to see charity organisations set massive fundraising targets for themselves.
However, more often than not aiming high pays off - charities seem to be able to bring in more and more donations every year.
We saw this in May with the Mother's Day Classic, a charity event that broke all previous records by fundraising over $4 million.
And now we have seen this again with the success of the Cancer Council's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea campaign.
Throughout the months of May and June companies, individuals and community groups hosted morning teas to raise money for cancer research, prevention, education and support services.
In 2011, organisers managed to raise a total of $11.2 million for the cause, but were hoping to exceed this number for 2012.
The good news is, they managed to just that! In a Facebook post yesterday it was announced that they had officially hit the $12 million mark.
"Great news morning tea fans - thanks to your amazing efforts Cancer Council has raised over 12 million dollars towards cancer research, prevention and support. Thank you for all your marvellous efforts!" the post reads.
According to a live tally on the official Biggest Morning Tea website the exact number is sitting at $12,322,055.
That is over $800,000 more than their target, which was a modest $11,500,000.
The response to the campaign was so good that people are already encouraged to register their interest for next year's event.
Meanwhile, the Cancer Council is being kept busy in the lead up to Daffodil Day, another one of the charity's large scale annual initiatives.
The day is only a few weeks away, set to go ahead on Friday August 24. Individuals are being encouraged to purchase the pretty little yellow flowers and show their support for cancer research.
People may also like to head over to eBay and purchase some memorabilia from the Cancer Council's Daffodil Day charity auction.
There are a variety of items up for grabs, including exclusive pieces by designer Arthur Galan.
"I know many people that have been affected by cancer and have seen the devastation that it causes," Galan said in a statement issued August 2.
"Thankfully, I have other friends that have beaten this disease, which gives me hope. Any contribution you can make to cancer research is just so important," he added.