Pink rib­bon brekkies go down a treat

South Waikato News - - OPINION/NEWS - By PETRICE TAR­RANT

Break­fast cus­tomers at Toko­roa’s Robert Har­ris Cafe have been eat­ing for a good cause.

Dur­ing May the store was one of 45 Robert Har­ris Cafes na­tion­wide that raised $30,000 for the New Zealand Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

Toko­roa store man­ager Steve Fletcher said 10 per cent of all the break­fasts sold was do­nated.

‘‘Plus we had a few items for sale and a lot of peo­ple if we gave them change they’d just stick it in the do­na­tion box.’’

He said there was an ex­tremely pos­i­tive re­sponse from the Toko­roa com­mu­nity.

The money was raised as part of the NZBCF’s Pink Rib­bon Break­fast campaign.

The funds will be used for re­search into new tar­geted breast can­cer treat­ments.

‘‘This was an ex­cel­lent re­sult for us, very much due to the strong sup­port of both the Robert Har­ris head of­fice and in­di­vid­ual store own­ers, who re­ally got be­hind Pink Rib­bon Break­fast,’’ chief ex­ec­u­tive at the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion Van Hen­der­son said.

Photo: PETRICE TAR­RANT

Break­fast club: Steve Fletcher, back left, Ray Gar­dener, Linda Davies, front left, Sjaan Sikking and Kim Hock­ing.

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