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Thinking pink delivers again for breast-cancer charity

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Brim-brim… (from left) Gale Wieland, Gisa Ellis and Helen Michell, who was third in the pink-hat challenge
Howdy… Jackie Mark (left) and Jane Hastings went for a cowgirl look.
Hats off to the winner… (from left) Donna Sheridan,
Jo Iremonger and Jenny Newton, in her challenge-winning hat.

The Pink Ribbon Breakfast held at Co- relli’s Cafe in Devonport last week raised $3000 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Nearly 50 women attended the 12th annual breakfast, an event organised by Lynda Betts.

“We are not only donating to an impor- tant cause, but we are raising awareness about breast cancer and women’s health,” said Betts.

“This is a great time for people to get together and encourage each other to get themselves checked.”

The women arrived dressed in pink, and competed in a pink-hat challenge, which was won by Jenny Newton, with Julia Mak and Helen Michell placed second and third.

A silent auction was also organised, with gifts donated by local businesses including Correlli’s Café, Devonport Flowers, Cosi Fan Tutte, Glengarry, Anna Stretton, De- vonport Chocolates, Places and Graces, Yarntons, Blue Illusion, Cushla’s Village Fabrics, Toti, Fitzgerald Taylor, Jess’ Un- derground Kitchen, The Green Planet, Mixt, Miller Road and Marqueez.

The event raised $3252, compared with $3520 last year.

Correlli’s, which donates 50 per cent of every breakfast to Pink Ribbon, made an additional $500 donation to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

This article originally appeared in the 29 January 2021 edition of the Flagstaff. Read online here.

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