by Greta Yeoman
Staff and volunteers from organisations in Timaru’s Community House gathered together on Monday morning for a pink ribbon breakfast.
The event was a fundraiser for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, which encourages New Zealanders to hold pink-themed events throughout May for breast cancer research.
It was also held to support Community Trust Mid and South Canterbury chief executive Liz Shea, who has been undergoing treatment for cancer.
Co-organiser Fiona Pierce said current and past Community House members had gathered together on the Monday morning, many of whom returned to show their support for Mrs Shea.
“Most people working here are women, so it affects us or friends,” Ms Pierce said of breast cancer.
Food for the pink ribbon breakfast was donated by Bidfood and Linton Enterprises.