District turns pink for breakfast
South Waikato residents did not go hungry last month with Pink Ribbon breakfasts hosted all around the district to raise money for breast cancer.
Sandra Wallace from BNZ organised two of those, the first in Tokoroa at Rumbly Tum’s and the second at Putaruru’s Wooden Farmer where they collectively raised $917 for the cause.
Pacific Sharks Rugby League Club ran its own breakfast in the Sports and Events Centre, raising $ 1800. With all the food and decorations donated by businesses such as Mighty Fine Meat, Countdown, Unichem and the Warehouse, all the funds were able to be donated towards the cause.
Organiser Maree Hawkins said a portion of that will go to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation but the majority will stay in the community to help those in the area directly affected.
Those who attended the Pacific Sharks Pink Ribbon breakfast took more away from the event than just a full stomach.
Pacific Sharks Rugby League players Dane Clark, left, David Haimona, Patrick Russell, Jeremy Siulepa alongside coach Paniora Daniels and manager Des Hemora serve up the breakfast.
Organiser Sandra Wallace, left, waits for her breakfast with Jo Coghlan, Kylee Nicholl, Nick Finch, Matt and Mia Rhodes, Teagan Wallace and Mia Rhodes.
Tokoroa BNZ ladies Danielle Temomo, Sandra Wallace, Kellie Fransham and Lorissa Dott get into the spirit at their Pink Ribbon breakfast.