Those Pink Bales…

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 12.06.12 pmDaryl and Sue Hill are turning pink! And not from the ravages of our early summer sun. Daryl and Sue are the owners of Golden Bay Contracting Ltd, and are the force behind the appearance of 100 bales of pink-wrapped baleage alongside SH60. These bales are being generously donated for auction at the Golden Bay A&P Show on 17 January 2015. All proceeds will go toward assisting breast cancer survivors in Golden Bay. We’re thrilled that the Nelson Regional Breast & Gynaecological Cancer Trust has been asked to be responsible for distributing the funds to worthy applicants in the bay.

Daryl and Sue were inspired to embark on this project when their Canterbury packaging supplier purchased a limited run of pink wrap to raise awareness of breast cancer in rural communities. A percentage of every roll purchased goes to the Louise Perkins foundation, a charitable trust that operates under the name ‘Sweet Louise’ to improve the lives of New Zealanders living with secondary breast cancer. Daryl and Sue leapt at the opportunity to support this venture and also raise awareness in the Golden Bay community. They purchased $1,000 of pink wrap, and cut, baled and wrapped grass from their lease block to produce 118 bales which they carted and stacked alongside SH60 on the Takaka Valley highway, with the kind permission of property owners, Gavin and Jane Petterson. The bales are stacked at 3 separate sites; a stack of 9 bales is located at either end of the ‘Burnt Section’ (8 green and 1 pink to denote the 1 in 9 women who are victims of breast cancer), and halfway along the ‘Burnt Section’ is a third stack consisting of 100 pink bales which will be auctioned at the show, with all proceeds donated to NRBGCT.

All farmers and small holding owners are encouraged to attend the auction at 2pm on A&P show day at the GB Contracting site to support this very worthy cause. If unable to attend, absentee bidders can submit their registered bid to GB Contracting at or phone 525 9193.

It’s almost October, and we’re getting in the pink!

We’re gearing up for our biggest fundraising month of the year!

Please join us for BC4BC 2013 on 19th October, our target is to get 250 people on board this year. Registrations have now opened.

We have already confirmed corporate sponsorship for the event to the value of $7000 thanks to local businesses. We’re encouraging you to register early for the event and then raise as much as you can in personal sponsorship, everyone who raises over $100, will go into the draw to win a three course meal for two, with wine, at Hopgoods!

Remember BC4BC is suitable for all fitness levels, with the emphasis very much on having fun and dressing in pink!

Tickets are also on sale at JAYS & KO for our annual raffle of a wonderful Lloyd Harwood painting! Thank you Lloyd for the kind donation!

2013 Raffle poster draft


October 2012 – $20,000 raised!

We’re pleased to announce that throughout October 2012 the trust has raised approximately $20,000!

The annual Boot Camp for Breast Cancer has raised over $13,000.

Of the total pool raised at the boot camp, $6,000 was received from corporate sponsorship, and over $7,000 from event registration fees, personal sponsorship, raffle tickets and refreshment sales.

Further funds were raised from Pink is Infashion, held at Jays on Bridge earlier in the month and from other donations, including funds raised from the auction of a custom designed Benjamin Black ring.

All of the money we raise goes directly towards helping local patients and their families, so we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who continues to support the trust, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Crusaders’ Star Tom Marshall Turns Pink for Boot Camp

PRESS RELEASE: Crusaders and Tasman Makos rugby union representative player, Tom Marshall, will be working out in pink at the annual Boot Camp for Breast Cancer this Sunday October 28, as a show of his support for the event, which marks the finale to a month of fundraising activities organised by the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust.

Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust Founder Kate Coote says online entries are still open for the two hour fun focused boot camp, which raised over $36,000 last year.

“I strongly encourage all Nelsonians to follow Tom Marshall’s lead and come along to the event this Sunday – it’s set to be a fantastic morning out for not only local women but men as well,” says Coote.

“It’s a two hour low level boot camp, which means it is really more about having fun while working out, plus there are some spectacular spot prizes to be won, particularly for people who dress up in pink inspired outfits.”

Marshall says he’s looking forward to helping raise awareness for the cause, and hopes people will get behind it.

“The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust support not only patients, but their families as well, through what can be a very difficult time, and all of the money the trust raises stays in the region,” says Marshall.

“Getting involved with the boot camp was the least I could do to help support them – plus it looks like a whole lot of fun, and I hope the rest of Nelson does too,” says Marshall.

Benjamin Black custom designed ring raises $600

The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust is extremely fortunate to have support from so many local artists and crafts people.

The wonderful Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, not only recently donated a pair of Ribbon Earrings for our Pink is Infashion fundraiser at Jays, but also crafted this gorgeous one-of-a-kind pink tourmaline ring which was auctioned on Trade Me, donating all the funds raised to the trust!

The auction closed at 9.27pm last Friday night and there were 16 bids placed in the final seven minutes, with a winning bid of $600!

Here is Kate collecting the cheque from Ben Clark, this evening.

Thank you so much Ben for your support!