Altrusa helps Red Kitchen turn Pink





Te Awamutu Altrusa in collaboration with Red Kitchen is hosting a week of pink for the Breast Cancer Foundation. On Monday, May 23, there will be a pink balloon drop at Red Kitchen on Mahoe St. People are invited to pay $10 and pop a helium-filled balloon. Inside there will be a ticket to inform them of their prize, which could be a voucher to redeem from a business in town or an instant prize which will be on display in the cafe. Every balloon has a prize — ranging from $5 to $150. There will also be a raffle on display at Red Kitchen which is full of goodies donated by Altrusans and Megan from Red Kitchen. On Wednesday, May 25, the Te Awamutu Altrusa Club holds its first Pink Breakfast, which will be the main event of the week. They would love members of the public to wear some pink and join them in raising money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. There will be delicious food from the Red Kitchen catering team, some bubbles, a speaker and spot prizes. This event will be held at the Te Awamutu Bowling Club from 7am8.30am. Tickets at $40 and are available from Red Kitchen as well as Campbell Lane. Pink Ribbon Breakfasts are Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s annual campaign to raise vital funds for research, patient support, education and awareness. Each year more than 3500 people are diagnosed with breast cancer and it is the leading cause of death for Kiwi women under 65. Red Kitchen will also have a beautiful roulade option on their menu for some of this month and will be donating to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Te Awamutu Altrusa would like to thank Qubik for their support in generously sponsoring all the printing costs, as well as all the businesses and individuals that have offered prizes for the “Pop A Balloon”. Te Awamutu Altrusa is involved in raising money to support local charities. Its annual Home and Garden Ramble is also looking for nominations for the recipients of this year’s ramble. Please contact Lyn at with nominations. Similarly, if there are any beautiful homes or gardens you would like to showcase this year, contact Alison on