The partners in pink
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.”