Pink-themed fundraiser held

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Pretty in pink . . . Community House pink ribbon breakfast organisers Rose Davidson (left) and Fiona Pierce were all dressed up for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ fundraiser.

by Greta Yeoman

Staff and volunteers from organisations in Timaru’s Community House gathered together on Monday morning for a pink ribbon breakfast.

All dressed up . . . Timaru Senior Citizens’ manager Robyn Baldwin (left) and Alzheimers South Canterbury’s Denise Stuart got into the pink theme.

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.

Speaking up . . . Community Trust Mid and South Canterbury chief executive Liz Shea spoke about her ongoing cancer treatment, which had inspired the support from her Community House colleagues through the Pink Ribbon Breakfast.

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.

In support . . . Most of the attendees of Community House’s pink ribbon breakfast on Monday, which raised money for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation’s ongoing cancer research. PHOTOS: GRETA YEOMAN