Photo by Lucy Ibbotson.
About 450 second-hand bras were hooked together and
strung along Wanaka's Pembroke Park fence on Ardmore St
yesterday by New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation volunteers
including Crystal Johnson (left) and Bev Mair.
Their efforts were for the foundation's annual Pink Ribbon
appeal, which held collection days nationwide on Friday and
The "Hook Up" event was originally scheduled for Saturday
afternoon, but had to be postponed until yesterday because of
Co-ordinator Judy Young was disappointed only a handful of
people turned up for the fundraiser, which also featured a
decorated bra competition.
However, Wanaka volunteers still raised more than $3000 from
street collections and raffle ticket sales, and put a smile
on the faces of people passing the brightly coloured bra
Some of the donated bras will be sold to raise more money for
the cause, and the remainder will be sent to Third World