With lockdown having completely scrambled Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s usual October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
fundraising, the charity has been eggsploring other fundraising ideas. Yesterday, an eggstra-special donation cracked
open a new fundraising opportunity: bidding is now open on the TradeMe auction of a carton of four free-range eggs, one
of which features a “nipple”.
In all seriousness (no yolk), ongoing Covid restrictions around the country have forced the cancellation of Breast
Cancer Foundation NZ’s two major fundraisers – the Pink Ribbon Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and the
Pink Ribbon Street Appeal in Auckland.
“We expect to lose more than $500,000 in income as a result of lockdown – money that would usually help fund breast
cancer education, research and patient support,” said BCFNZ chief executive Ah-Leen Rayner. “This is no eggsaggeration,
we're scrambling for funds and really need help. Please, buy our eggs!”
The auction (https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketplace/home-living/food-beverage/fresh-produce/listing/3314658473?bof=f94m0Cco
) is for one four-pack of mixed grade Otaika Valley Premium Free Range Eggs – expiry date Wednesday 27 October. They
can be picked up from Parnell, Auckland or can be couriered at the buyer's risk (omelette, anyone?).