Paremata School students are tickled pink with a breast cancer fundraiser they are holding this week.
This Thursday morning, volunteers dressed in pink will invite hundreds of people into their hall in order to raise money for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation and the school. The third year running they have hosted the event, the main drawcard will be the pancakes on offer for the winter’s morning.
Last year $8000 was raised for the foundation and nearly $1000 for the school, with more than 700 pancakes served for pupils and their families.
Organiser Rachel Callear says it is one of the students’ favourite events, especially with school holidays just days away.
‘‘It’s the talk of the week; really, really popular. It’s a great way to bring our school families together and support a good cause. Some are making the most of the opportunity to bring down their extended family, to really get into the school spirit of this event.’’
Tickets are selling fast, Ms Callear says. They can be bought from the school office.
Special pink cupcakes will be sold during the breakfast to further support fundraising efforts. It’s unlikely the cupcakes will be eaten immediately afterwards, however, as berries and yoghurt and maple syrup will accompany the pancakes. The event runs from 7am to 8.30am in the hall.
For details call 233 9001.
Pinked out: Paremata School students from left Brooke Giblin, Claudia Graham, Nathaniel Fyfe, Billie Newland and Emma Smith come to grips with some pancake flipping before this Thursday’s event.