Many sup­port Pink Rib­bon break­fasts

Waihi Leader - - Front Page - By ME­LANIE CAMOIN news@wai­hileader.co.nz

Many lo­cals sup­ported the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion and joined two of the Pink Rib­bon break­fasts which were or­gan­ised in the Karanga­hake Gorge and Waihi Beach last week­end.

One break­fast took place at the Karanga­hake Win­ery Es­tate on Satur­day and the other was at the Waihi Beach Ho­tel on Sun­day.

Over­all, nearly 130 peo­ple sup­ported the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion cause and lo­cal busi­nesses do­nated gifts to auc­tion or be raf­fled on both of the events.

Karanga­hake Win­ery Es­tate vis­i­tors were dressed in pink last Satur­day to sup­port the Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

Pink bub­bles were flow­ing at the win­ery for the Pink Rib­bon Break­fast.

Owner Chantelle Wheaton and her staff raised close to $1000 for the cause.

The team or­gan­ised a chef’s buf­fet with many prizes raf­fled. A silent auc­tion, in­clud­ing a pair of sil­ver ear­rings were do­nated by Waihi jew­eller, Di­a­monds on Sed­don.

Many other busi­nesses joined the fundrais­ing, do­nat­ing gift and gourmet bas­kets such as Waihi florists Koru and Where the Wild Things Grow.

Artist Steven Grav­i­son of­fered one of his paint­ings, nat­u­ral beauty prod­ucts made in Waihi Beach, award-win­ning wine and frozen meal pack­ages were also up for grabs.

Chantelle Wheaton says she wanted to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether.

“I have al­ways sup­ported the Breast Can­cer foun­da­tion dur­ing my pre­vi­ous ca­reer too.”

Win­ery chef Karyn Wil­liams was in­stru­men­tal in set­ting the event up.

“It is a cause close to my heart and I lost a friend from breast can­cer,” she says. A to­tal of 47 women — and one man — joined the ap­peal, a mix of reg­u­lars and new faces.

Hop­ing to reach a fundrais­ing tar­get of $500, Chantelle, Karyn and the rest of the staff were happy to see the fundrais­ing went be­yond their ex­pec­ta­tions.

PHO­TOS / ME­LANIE CAMOIN

Chef Karyn Wil­liams spoke to the at­ten­dees.

The up­stairs room was full.

Owner of Karanga­hake Win­ery Es­tate, Chantelle Wheaton.

A chef’s break­fast was served.

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