LADIES WHO LUNCH

The Southland Times - - Front Page -

About 120 peo­ple got to­gether at the Win­ton Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion Pink for a Day ladies lun­cheon was held in Win­ton to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion. Or­gan­iser Maria Scam­mell said in the first year the event was held, $2000 was raised. On Fri­day that fig­ure had risen to $6000 with the help of busi­ness own­ers and in­di­vid­u­als who do­nated to­ward raf­fles. This year an auc­tion el­e­ment was added to the lun­cheon, which helped bring in $1130 of the funds raised. Dur­ing the years the event had al­ways been well sup­ported and had be­come a ‘‘nice ladies af­ter­noon’’. Guest speaker Di Fos­ter, of Christchurch, who has twice had can­cer, was on hand to talk about her ex­pe­ri­ence. Fos­ter has been clear of can­cer for six years. Scam­mell said she had heard Fos­ter speak­ing at an event in Christchurch, which in­spired her to in­vite her south for the lun­cheon at Win­ton.

Pho­tos: ROBYN EDIE/ STUFF

Above: Linda Sutherland, left, with her mother and sis­ter, Va­lerie Forde, and Mon­ica Still­well, all of Night­caps.

Right: Robyn Charl­ton, left, her mother Sharon Kean, and daugh­ter Kendry Kean, four months, all of Win­ton.

Above: Some of the ladies lis­ten­ing to guest speaker Di Fos­ter, of Christchurch, who has twice had can­cer. Ladies: The women at the In the Pink lun­cheon.

Kelli Ex­cell, left, and Jane Camp­bell, both of Win­ton.

Kaye McBeth, left, and Sue Buchanan.

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