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Sparkles and Pink raise over $25,000

The theme was Sparkles and Pink and you could add frivolous to the Mercury Bay Pink Ribbon Ladies Lunch.
 |  The Informer  | 

Everyone was having a very good time despite the fact each person there knew someone personally who had suffered or died because of cancer. It was a sellout with all 160 tickets going well before the closing date.

This annual event to raise funds for cancer research was bigger than the  2023 fundraiser. The initiator and organiser is Alana Baker (partner of Tom Maxwell, the Director of the Kubota Billfish Classic). It was a top-quality event with every aspect of organisation and presentation well delivered.

Alana did an excellent work for the cause of cancer research and for the women of Mercury Bay. Over $25,000 was raised.  The generous array of raffle prizes was breathtaking with so many glamorous products and useful household items.

Music entertainment was provided by local soloist Toya Fleetwood and the band Remnants.   

In between courses, two speakers shared their knowledge, inspiration and some detail of their journey. Emma John, personal stylist with Sisterhood of Style, spoke of her life thriving after cancer. Joelle Legg of Mijo spoke of the critical value of health and described her vocation as a wholistic health coach.

The catering was a highlight. The delicacies and tasty five star menu was  prepared by Stoked Bar and Grill, The French Fig and Basker, Maree Champion in conjunction with the Main Hangar Ltd. All of this happened while the 420 boats were out fishing.