To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dannevirke's Elske Centre is holding a Pink Ribbon muffin morning tomorrow.

Elske Centre programme manager Lynne Ellingham-Boyd is hoping for between 30 and 40 people to support the event, which is open to everyone, not just Elske Centre clients and volunteers.

"We will be asking for a $5 donation from those taking part and all the money raised from this will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation."

Already the Elske Centre has raised $362 for the foundation through a raffle it ran earlier in the month.


The Breast Cancer Foundation has donated a number of items that will be given away as spot prizes during the morning tea.

The Pink Ribbon muffin morning will be held at the Elske Centre in the St John Anglican Church hall, High St.

Ellingham-Boyd, who was appointed programme manager in March, said she considers the Elske Centre to be a place for activities and friendship for older people, men and women.

"I would love to see them here tomorrow to support the Breast Cancer Foundation."

Ellingham-Boyd asks that those wishing to attend contact her on (06) 374 7070 or 021 621 883 or email her on for catering purposes. The Pink Ribbon muffin morning will begin at 10am.

The Elske Centre, which is a service provided by Anglican Care Waiapu, is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am until 3pm and provides activities, outings and meals.