Pink Ribbon Breakfast

By Jenna Bowden

Sunday 15 May, Billy Kerrisk and her team at Ray White Golden Bay held the annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast with a goal of raising $5000 for The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

They teamed up with Ratanui Lodge to make the morning bigger and better than ever before. Together, with the help of all the generous local businesses, individuals and people who came along for the morning, that goal was greatly surpassed with a grand total of $7666.70

Steve, Peter and the team at Ratanui Lodge had set the scene with elegant table settings, a stunning array of breakfast treats and impeccable service. The staff had volunteered their time and all the food, coffee and drinks were donated by suppliers which meant 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales could go directly to the cause.

Since the beginning of advertising in April, donations for the auction and raffle had been rolling in; from helicopter rides, power tools and horse riding to dining vouchers, artwork, books and clothing; there was something for every taste to heat up the action in the auction room.

With 47 items under the hammer, Billy was pushing them out loud and fast, creating competition with the bidders to get the best results.

Fresh new arrivals in the Golden Bay community put in a winning bid of $700 which is the highest single donation ever received at our Pink Ribbon Breakfasts. They had purchased a helicopter ride with Reid Helicopters in Nelson and will get to go on a scenic flight around the region before stopping and have a coffee 5000ft above sea level on Mt Starveall to drink in the stunning views and get to know their new home. This ride was generously donated by Stacey Trewavas in loving memory of her mother Trish who recently passed away from a long battle with breast cancer.

Stacey proved invaluable to the success of the morning. Her hard work and dedication to the cause saw her regularly dropping in to the Ray White office with newly donated items that she had drummed up from businesses around the Bay and offering support and encouragement to the team along the way.

Thanks to everyone who supported the Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2016 and we look forward to making 2017 Pink Ribbon Breakfast another great success.

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