Going Pink for a Good Cause

By PSS | Posted: Saturday August 6, 2016

Pink, pink and more pink adorned the staff and the buildings at Peacehaven Village for a week in May – all in support of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

For a week in May everything at Peacehaven Village went pink.

From staff dress to decorations throughout the village – nothing was spared.

There was a pink fashion parade with residents and staff (complete with a prize giving), a pink-themed shared meal for staff and even a bra garden set up by administration staff.

It was all in the name of supporting breast cancer research and it culminated in the hosting of a Pink Ribbon Breakfast at a wonderfully decorated Anderson Hall, attended by 100 people.

It was a week and a breakfast that staff well and truly embraced and more than $4,500 was raised to support the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Enliven Manager Community Services Lynn Morton said staff, residents and families went the extra mile to support the cause, donating their time and talent to ensure the breakfast was a success, and ensuring the whole week highlighted the cause.

“The breakfast was a huge success, with 100 tickets sold, pink raffles, guest speakers and a lovely breakfast from the Peacehaven cooks, with much of the food donated by our suppliers,” she said.

“Breast cancer affects one in eight women over their lifetime, and really, everybody is affected by it in some way. With a predominately female staff, it was so nice to see everyone supporting each other, and supporting breast cancer research.”