Pink Ribbon volunteers urgently needed

Breast Cancer Foundation is seeking volunteers. Photo Running Calendar NZ.

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urgently seeking people in Auckland to volunteer for its Pink Ribbon Street Appeal this October.

Approximately 10,000 Pink Ribbon volunteers across the country will take to the streets on 29 and 30 October to collect donations for breast cancer research, education and patient support.

However the appeal may be at risk of cancellation in Central, East, West and South Auckland unless volunteer area coordinators are found there to oversee local collection sites.

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lunteer collectors are also needed across Auckland.

Area coordinators manage a small team of collectors and are supplied with all materials required to look after their local sites. Anyone interested in being an area coordinator can sign up at:  pinkribbonvolunteer.org.nz/becoming-area-coordinator

Ah-Leen Rayner, chief executive of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said: “As a charity that receives no government funding, we rely entirely on the generosity of New Zealanders to keep our vital work going. But once again, the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 lockdowns has dealt a crushing blow to our fundraising efforts. And without more volunteers in Auckland, we can’t run our street appeal here.”

“By giving up a few hours you’ll be making a huge difference in the fight against breast cancer. The money raised will help to save lives through cutting-edge research, the promotion of early detection and supporting patients through their treatment and recovery.”

To volunteer for the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal in Auckland, visit pinkribbonvolunteer.org.nz, email pinkribbon@bcf.org.nz or phone 0508 105 105.