Angels in action
Charlie’s Angels, from Pukerua Bay, raised $349 at a Pink Ribbon Breakfast for the Breast Cancer Foundation held at Pukerua Bay School hall on Thursday.
Charlie’s Angels has been fundraising for worthy charities for a couple of years and was originally formed by Pukerua Bay resident Lucie Reece for the first Porirua Relay for Life in 2010.
‘‘I wanted to support my friend Charlene in the UK, who is fighting cancer,’’ Ms Reece said. ‘‘I wanted her to know that although we are on the other side of the world, she’s never far from our minds.’’
Since then the group has supported other charities by competing in the Kapiti Women’s Duathlon, in support of Kidney Kids, shaving their heads for Shave for a Cure and supporting Kenbe La Foundation Purple Cake Day.
The community supported the Pink Ribbon Breakfast well.
Along with morning tea, there were raffles, a silent auction and an artwork by artist and Charlie’s Angels member Chrissie Sullivan.
The painting, which was specially created for the event, will be listed on Trade Me under Charlie’s Angels and proceeds will be added to the money collected on the day.
‘‘We’re always looking for our next challenge. As my friend is fighting breast cancer, we thought a Pink Breakfast was a good way to show support to her as well as Charlene,’’ Charlie’s Angel Jenina Snowling said.
Winged women: Charlie’s Angels, from left, Chrissie Sullivan, Jane Comben, Lucie Reece and Jenina Snowling.