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.

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