Fundrais­ing takes sweet turn

Marlborough Midweek - - OUT & ABOUT - PAULA HULBURT

The humble straw­berry is help­ing raise money for breast can­cer sur­vivors.

A Marl­bor­ough chef has cre­ated a de­signer dessert to help give a char­ity a boost in funds.

Ti­tled Coura­geous Blos­soms, the unique con­fec­tionary has been fash­ioned es­pe­cially to help mem­bers of Marl­bor­ough’s breast can­cer dragon boat team, Sim­ply the Breast.

Chef Bradley Hornby at award­win­ning Ar­bour restau­rant near Ren­wick came up with the con­coc­tion.

For ev­ery one of the desserts sold, own­ers Brad Hornby and Liz But­ti­more will do­nate $5 to the boat team.

Liz says the restau­rant is proud to sup­port lo­cal char­i­ties.

‘‘I need a way to feel we are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence, that I am not tak­ing my happy, Kiwi life for granted when so many in the world strug­gle to live.

‘‘Peo­ple from within the com­mu­nity sup­port our busi­ness and it is im­por­tant that we put money back into it... with a fo­cus on our vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tion.

‘‘Our dream has been to have a beau­ti­ful restau­rant that com­petes na­tion­ally and gives lo­cally and Ar­bour has given us that ve­hi­cle.

‘‘The sup­port we get with our char­ity events is won­der­ful, so many peo­ple help us out,’’ she says.

Sim­ply The Breast is an in­cor­po­rated so­ci­ety whose pri­mary aim is to as­sist with the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of breast can­cer sur­vivors.

Co-chair Susie Wil­liams was just 40-years-old when she was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer.

She says the sup­port of the com­mu­nity is vi­tal. Hans Her­zog and The Le­mon­grass restau­rants will also be host­ing a Dragon Ta­ble dur­ing Oc­to­ber which din­ers can book to also help raise funds.

‘‘This kind of sup­port is huge and it warms your heart when busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als sup­port such a cause.

‘‘The Dragon Boat con­sists of 22 women, and we are the only South Is­land team that has to travel to all our re­gat­tas which makes it pretty ex­pen­sive for our in­di­vid­ual team mem­bers,’’ she says.

The club will be hold­ing an open day to al­low peo­ple to try their hand at dragon-boat­ing on Oc­to­ber 1 and 15.

The idea is sup­ported by fam­ily owned and op­er­ated Hedgerows Hy­dro­ponic Ltd on Old Ren­wick Rd in Blenheim and let­tuce and fresh herb grow­ers Thymebank on Ham­merichs Rd near Ra­paura.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the dragon boat team con­tact Susie Wil­liams on: 027 776 6388 or visit their Face­book page.

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A de­signer dessert fundraiser gets a taste test from, from left, Sim­ply the Breast team mem­ber Susie Wil­liams, Hedgerows hy­dro­ponic’s Clay­ton Morgan and Ar­bour owner and man­ager Liz But­ti­more.

Liz But­ti­more, Ar­bour

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