'Come Together for Good' - Breast Cancer Fundraiser ~ Local Event!

Helen Cloke fundraiser pink ribbon

This May, I've come together with 28 other businesses to raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand!

Nine women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand.  That's over 3500 every year.

I've known many women who have been affected by breast cancer; family, close friends and through my business, many breast cancer survivors who have come to me with their specific bra design needs.  And with the support of these other businesses and yourself, we are well on our way to contributing to a future where breast cancer is much less common and those that are affected have 100% chance of survival. 

This is a two part fundraiser!  Part One is for the Taranaki locals.  On Saturday the 27th of May I'm hosting a 'Pink Ribbon Breakfast' afternoon tea.  Part Two is for those of you who are further afield and can't make an in-person event - be sure to check out the next post for that information.  I'm incredibly excited about both of these fundraising events! 

Part One - 'Pink Ribbon Breakfast' - Local Event

I'm sure most of you will know what 'Pink Ribbon Breakfast' is all about:

Pink Ribbon Breakfast is Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s biggest fundraising campaign, where each year thousands of amazing Kiwis across the country raise money to fund breast cancer education, research and patient support.

On Saturday 27th of May, 3pm - 5pm I'm hosting a fabulous afternoon tea at the Nellie Joans shop.  This is a ticket only event and if you'd like to purchase a ticket you can contact me here

Tickets are $30 (NZD) with $25 going to Pink Ribbon and $5 towards our delicious, catered afternoon tea.  With 40 tickets to sell, I'm hoping we will raise $1000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

We will have fun games, music, merchandise, goody-bags and if you wear pink you'll go in the draw to win these amazing spot prizes donated by the following local (and a few further away) sponsors:

Mackays Unichem Pharmacy  Spot Prize: Pamper gift basket

Unichem Mackays Pharmacy is a family friendly, community based Pharmacy, that offers professional care and advice for all your health, wellness and beauty needs.  Located on the main street of Stratford.

Anna’s Flowers  Spot Prize: Floral bouquet

Anna’s Flowers is known for fabulous fresh flowers, quality gifts and gourmet essentials.  A creative and innovative florist located at 40 Regan Street, Stratford.

Cottage Lane  Spot Prize: Stella + Gemma sunglasses and case

Cottage Lane in the heart of Stratford, providing an eclectic mix of homewares and interiors, womenswear and much more.  Shopping Cottage Lane is truly a treat.

The Bead Hold  Spot Prize: 2 x bracelet kitsets and beady goodies

The Bead Hold is all about NZ’s best range of beads and findings, packing parcels of beady goodness, repairing broken treasures, making jewellery and expert advice. 

Libertine Blends  Spot Prize: Box of Luxe Grey and Lightning Green Tea 

Organic, small-batch tea for everyday nourishment.  Hand blended in Wellington, Libertine Blends was born out of the search for pleasurable moments that nourish the heart and soul.

Four Square Eltham  Spot Prize: Gift basket

The team at Four Square Eltham is passionate about providing Eltham locals with fresh products and friendly customer service.  They have an extensive food to go offer, as well as, everything you need for your weekly groceries.

The Felt Factory  Spot Prize: Travel Threads Craft Kit - Mushroom

The Felt Factory is home to the most extensive range of quality felt from around the world plus creative kits and all the extra bits. We love crafting! And we’re always looking to try new things and keep our eyes peeled for new trends.

High Protein Breakfast Co  Spot Prize: Breakfast Packs

High Protein Breakfast provides a superfood cereal, containing all-natural, clean, complete protein.  There are no puffs, fillers or added sugar, just an antioxidant rich recipe that nourishes your body and tastes great. Made in New Plymouth.

Blue Tango NZ  Spot Prize: Winners choice of a pair of earrings

Bright, bold and beautiful, earrings and accessories, hand-made in New Zealand.  Made with niobium and titanium metals, Blue Tango specialise in earrings for super sensitive ears.

A Love of Cakes - by Annette  Spot Prize: Cupcakes

Annette bakes delicious, fresh cakes and cupcakes in all flavours, for any occasion.  Beautifully designed, decorated and iced for weddings, birthdays, showers, functions and gifts.

I'm incredibly grateful to the above businesses for joining in with me to make this a stellar event. 

Other business stars I'd like to mention are:

Vicki Zieltjes who is donating her time as event photographer.

B'Wear - a lingerie supply store in Sweden who are sending some delicious chocolates for the goody bags

Why choose Pink Ribbon NZ?  Along with being a reputable charity, I feel the funding they receive is well allocated: 10% to fundraising and 15% to admin leaving a decent 75% towards research, medical, education and support.

If you'd like to check out my Nellie Joans, Pink Ribbon fundraising page then you can click on this link.  You are most welcome to make a donation via my host page but before you do be sure to read Part Two of this fundraiser event!



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