Picton Pink Ribbon Fundraiser takes glam to the next level

Amy Cragg, Marianne Govaerts, Anne Goodyear, and Emily Gidlow are supporting Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand. Photo: Supplied.

A Pink Ribbon Breakfast in Picton is taking glam to the next level in a bid to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

Oxley’s Bar & Kitchen is hosting their first annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast Event on Sunday 6 September 6 from 10am to 1pm.

Organisers hope guest host and popular Sydney-based drag queen Miss Felicity Frockaccino will help get ticket sales soaring for a cause that is close to their hearts.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

Business owner, Amy Cragg is contributing the venue, staff, and entertainment and says local support has been overwhelming.

“Every business we have approached to contribute has said yes, without hesitation.

“Ticket sales alone will raise $5,000, and we have some fantastic auction items which could double that figure.

“The highest valued item so far is an original artwork by Liz Kempton, which usually goes for around $1,400,” she says.

Oncologist nurse Karen Little-John from Wairau Hospital is one of two guest speakers.

She will share her perspective on treating cancer patients.  What to look out for and what support is available locally.

Second guest speaker is Waikawa Marae manager Allanah Burgess, who will outline their services, including community support.

Funds raised for the Breast Cancer Foundation go towards educating the public about breast cancer (which is New Zealand’s most common cancer in women), support those diagnosed with the disease, medical grants, and distributing money for breast cancer research.

The breakfast will be held on Sunday, 6th August 10am – 1pm.

Tickets are $50 each (100 max) and can purchase at Oxley’s Bar & Kitchen.

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