The part­ners in pink

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The Solomon Group and Peo­ple Po­ten­tial in Kaikohe joined forces to raise money and aware­ness for this year’s Pink Rib­bon Day ap­peal on be­half of Breast Screen New Zealand.

Stu­dents and staff from both or­gan­i­sa­tions came up with games and fundrais­ing ideas. The lat­ter in­cluded cake stalls, thanks to Peo­ple Po­ten­tial’s hos­pi­tal­ity stu­dents, and home-made burg­ers, which sold out be­fore lunch.

“We had a bal­loon pop­ping raf­fle, gum-boot throw­ing com­pe­ti­tion, car screen wash­ing, nail and face-paint­ing and much more,” Hay­ley Auld of Peo­ple Po­ten­tial said.

“With the help of the lo­cal com­mu­nity we were able to raise more than $700.for this amaz­ing cause. We were also able to sup­port our Nga¯ ti Hine col­leagues with their fundrais­ing Pink Rib­bon Break­fast, held the same day, with a $250 koha.

“It was awe­some to see stu­dents and staff work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tively to raise money and aware­ness of the im­por­tance of wa¯ hine get­ting a two-yearly mam­mo­gram,” she added.

“Thank you to deputy Mayor Tania McInnes for her sup­port on the day. And it was great to have Kelly Leha’uli, from Breast­Screen Aotearoa, who sup­ported our event by pro­vid­ing some re­sources and to raise aware­ness to let women know that the Breast Screen Aotearoa mo­bile mam­mo­gram bus is com­ing to Kaikohe (ar­riv­ing yes­ter­day).

“Congratulations and grat­i­tude goes to all Peo­ple Po­ten­tial and Solomon Group stu­dents who worked tire­lessly on the day, and did many hours of prepa­ra­tion mahi, to make our Pink Rib­bon event a suc­cess.”

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