Pink Ribbon breakfast raises $5532

By John Maslin

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TIRELESS TEAM: Fundraisers (from left) Michelle Polkinghorne, Lynn Gillespie, Tracy Thornton (obscured), Lyn Wickham, Silene Flintoff, Sue Stevenson and Maureen Johnson. PHOTOS/ SUPPLIED
TIRELESS TEAM: Fundraisers (from left) Michelle Polkinghorne, Lynn Gillespie, Tracy Thornton (obscured), Lyn Wickham, Silene Flintoff, Sue Stevenson and Maureen Johnson. PHOTOS/ SUPPLIED

Silene Flintoff and her mates wanted to do something for the Pink Ribbon appeal so they cooked breakfast.

Not just any old breakfast but one that fed 116 people at a Pink Ribbon "bubbles and brekkie" event they staged at the Wanganui Golf Club last Sunday.
And their efforts raised $5532 for the Breast Cancer Foundation as part of the nationwide
Pink Ribbon breakfast fundraising campaign.
That amount was the second highest raised on a day when similar breakfasts were staged across the country.

"We were thrilled with the result. We were thinking maybe we could get something like $3000 or even $4000 but that total was just fantastic," Mrs Flintoff said.

While a team of volunteers prepared the scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, hash browns and toast, members of the Wanganui Collegiate First XV served up the food.
People paid $15 a head for the breakfast which was accompanied with sparkling wine.

Mrs Flintoff said it cost just $125 to provide everything because virtually everything was donated by local businesses and individuals. "A similar breakfast in Auckland raised more than we did but they had a champagne breakfast and charged $100 a head. We were never going to charge that amount so we're thrilled with what we achieved."

The team she had helping on the day were there "because we've all got friends who've been affected by cancer. It was just something all of them wanted to be involved in."
The breakfast was followed by a golf tournament.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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