Boot camp boosts fundraising total

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Nelson fundraisers were left tickled pink after the annual Boot Camp for Breast Cancer on Saturday.

The local charity event kicked off with Wairua Body Coaching owner Greg Witika leading the 100 strong group through an energetic and fun 2 hour event that saw over $13,000 raised for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust.

Tasman Makos player Tom Marshall confessed he raided his mum’s dress up box to turn pink, and says he saw the boot camp as a fun way to support a great cause.

Funds from the bootcamp go towards supporting local breast cancer sufferers in the region, and trustee member Kate Coote says it was a great day and she was thrilled to see the show of support through such a good turnout.

“Everyone really got into the spirit of the occasion.”

Throughout the month of October over $20,000 has been raised for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer trust, and Kate says the funds will stay local and the trust hopes to form a survivership programme to support local breast cancer survivors.

“Every cent we raise stays here, and helps local breast cancer patients and their families.”