Pink Ribbon Brunch a success

On Saturday, May 25, Orca Restaurant was filled with men and women alike, gathered together to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

The brunch and auction event was a success with around 90 guests in attendance and over $13,000 raised for the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Every day nine women are diagnosed with breast cancer and the money raised from the Pink Ribbon brunch helps fund innovative projects by some of our country’s top researchers, and supports patients and their families during treatment and recovery.

The seven local women who organised the event – Rachel Brown, Lisa James, Maddie Alexander, Rachel Hudson, Charlotte Hartstone, Angelina Muru and Linda Holmes – would like to thank the  businesses and individuals below for their generous support of the event.

“And a very special thank you to Orca Restaurant & Bar, Lisa and her staff, Sacha Coburn for her inspirational humour and Julie Hannah for sharing her own experience and squeezing as much cash out of our willing guests as possible!” Added organiser Rachel Brown.

If you missed the event and would like to donate you can do so via our event funding page:



Angela Massey

Angelina Muru – Hairbox & Arbonne

Anne Parr Photography

Artisan & Merchant

Armin Schmitt

Bernadette Gavin

Billy Stairmand

Brodie Reynolds Artist

Herbal Dispensary

C-View Window Cleaning

Carol – Moroccan goods

Cheeky Business

Cinnamon Cafe

Colin Chung

Direct Tech

Dixie pearl


Georges Beach Club

Gothenburg Restaurant, Hamilton


Heather Boer (Flight Centre)

Jim Beam Homegrown Music Festival

HQ Co-working Space

Janet Scott Photography

King Cleaning

Kymme Spry Massage


Leef Florist

Lilly Bee Wraps

Mamas Kombucha


Margaret Boggiss

Marianne Aschenbrenner

Michelle O’Donnell-Hight – Happy Coffee

Morning Glory – Raglan Organic Coffee

Next Level Roofing

Novotel Tainui

Pisey Leng

Raglan 4-Square

Raglan Chocolate

Raglan Chronicle

Raglan Coastal Beauty

Raglan Coconut Yogurt

Raglan Garden Girls

Raglan Honey

Raglan Horticultural Society

Raglan Karioi Trial

Raglan Pharmacy

R & R Fitness

Raglan Relish

Raglan Surf Co.

Raglan Surf Emporium

Raglan Yoga Loft


Ray White Raglan

Richard Gemmell Artist

Robert Currie Artist

Rock-it Sarah-Kay

Salsa Brava

Sew Love

Sarah Steed Jewellery

Scott Rabone Photography

Raglan Storage

Sioux Swann


Tessa Von Huben Pilates

The Monster Company

The Round Tent

Tonic Hairdressers

Raglan Landscape Supplies

Water Tight Construction

Weka Coffee

Wild Coast Ruapuke