Karikari comes to a pink party

The Northland Age - - Local News -

The Karikari Com­mu­nity Hall at Whatuwhi­whi was a hive of ac­tiv­ity re­cently, when Amy Cul­ley and her ded­i­cated team of vol­un­teers staged a very suc­cess­ful Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion fundraiser.

The Pink Rib­bon event had

47 hun­gry guests tuck­ing into waf­fles, muffins, deluxe corn frit­ters, mini-sausages, fruit, smooth­ies and more. Ticket sales and a plant auc­tion raised

$865, which was later boosted by an­other dona­tion to crack the $1000 mark.

“For a small com­mu­nity, that is marvel­lous,” Amy said.

“Thank you so much ev­ery­one, even those who do­nated but didn’t at­tend.

“Bertha Yerkovich was vol­un­teered for the role of auc­tion­eer, which was pos­si­bly why the in­come from the auc­tion was in the hun­dreds. She kept ev­ery­one en­ter­tained with her unique style of hu­mour, so they didn’t re­alise how much they were pay­ing,” she added.

Early in the week Amy had sus­pected there wouldn’t be much of a turnout, but num­bers dou­bled on the Fri­day, send­ing her into a mild panic. Ev­ery­one was fed, with food to spare, how­ever.

Amy also thanked her sis­ter, Emily Lauder, for her help.

“Emily says I’m the most un­or­gan­ised or­gan­iser, and that’s why I need her, to fin­ish the myr­iad things I start and then get dis­tracted, do­ing some­thing else,” she said.

"Bertha Yerkovich was vol­un­teered for the role of auc­tion­eer, which was pos­si­bly why the in­come from the auc­tion was in the hun­dreds. "

Amy Cul­ley

She also thanked Donna Koele and De­bera McLeod, for help­ing set up and pack up, Chris Mann, Glenys Ur­lich “and quite a few more” who stayed to deal to a moun­tain of dishes and clean up, the Karikari Hall com­mit­tee for the venue, Lizzi­cal Naulls for her dona­tion of an “amaz­ing” cake, Ani’s Cater­ing (Ani Leef) and Ra­mada for their spot prizes, Bar­bara Gib­son, Lind­sey Bel­lette, Shane and Sheree Foy, Donna Koele and oth­ers for their prize and food do­na­tions.

Also on the list were her hus­band Alan Cul­ley for sup­port­ing her, and sons Caleb (7), Josh (5) and Daniel (3) for blow­ing up a huge packet of bal­loons and putting up with their very busy mum.

Break­fast is about to be served.

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