Bingara turns Pink for a good cause

November 20, 2009

Pink was the order of the day when Bingara turned out to celebrate Pink Ribbon day recently, with $3,786.80 raised for Breast Cancer awareness.

Over 130 people enjoyed breakfast at the Imperial Hotel. Erik Ozols cook Julie Cobcroft, and helpers in the kitchen preparing breakfasts, and Noelene and staff were all very busy keeping up with orders for coffee and hot chocolate.

Staff from the Bingara MPS kindly donated their time waiting on tables for Noelene and Erik.

Event organisers, Sharon Price and Tiff Galvin, were very pleased with the support received from the whole down and district. “We had written to all the business houses earlier asking for their support and everyone got behind the day,” Tiff said.

"Noelene and Erik’s generosity, who kindly donated the proceeds of the morning, was simply magnificent.” Staff and students at Bingara Central school participated in the day by wearing ‘pink’ to school. they had a special ‘pink’ morning tea. Students had pink cake and watermelon, and the staff enjoyed a delicious morning tea prepared by the Imperial Hotel. Over $600 was raised from their wonderful effort and all enjoyed their day.

The Bingara Bakehouse made pink ribbon cupcakes, and donated $75 from the sales to Breast cancer research.

The Upper Horton Sports Club had a fundraiser and donated $605 from this to the cause.

All the staff from Bingara Pharmacy enjoyed breakfast before going to work at the Imperial Hotel and Paul and Bronwyn donated $122 from the sale of pink items in the shop.

Pink ribbon merchandise was sold on the day. Liz Groth sold the items, and handing out brochures on breast cancer awareness.

Twenty five staff from Gwydir Shire enjoyed breakfast together before starting their day.

Rebecca Mack at Gwydir Shire Council designed and printed posters and menus for the occasion.

Robyn Gasson hosted ‘pink pilates’ on Saturday, November 7, where $125 was raised.

Plans are underway for another Pink Breakfast next October, and Tiff and Sharon hope it wil be even bigger.

Donations from business houses around town have been received, and are greatly appreciated.