Kate Donaldson, Kim Proctor-Western, Tanya Glenn, Kate Coote, Kate Gregory and Bridget Harwood are some of the team behind a plan to “paint Nelson pink” for the month of October. Photo: Andrew Board.

Turning Nelson pink

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Nelson businesses are banding together in an effort to paint the city pink.

The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust has teamed up with several local businesses to raise awareness of the trust and its big funding, the Boot Camp for Breast Cancer, which is on November 16.

Local cafes, Vanilla, Bridge St Collective, Red and Fords, together with the Artisan Bakery will be donating funds from sweet treats sold throughout the month, and local bars, Harrys, Fords, Café Affair and Rhythm & Brown, have all created pink cocktails for the occasion.

Kate Donaldson from KO Cosmetics at Jays & KO, has created a limited edition pink lip-gloss and Benjamin Black Goldsmiths will be auctioning a custom-designed pink ring on Trade Me.

Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust trustee, Kate Coote, says it’s important that it continues to raise the trust’s profile.

“Every cent the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust raises stays right here within the area, and we’re continually grateful for the support we receive from locals.”

For more information about being involved in the campaign, email [email protected]