Hospitality Business Magazine

Breakfast leaves a sweet taste

rsz_hres_robert_harris_breakfast_leaves_a_sweet_tasteThe coffers of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF), have just been given a boost thanks to the generosity of Kiwi coffee drinkers.

Yesterday a cheque for $30,000 was handed over to the NZBCF on behalf of the Robert Harris Cafe chain which is made up of 45 cafes nationwide.

The money was raised as part of the NZBCF’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign held during May. The funds will be used for research into new targeted breast cancer treatments.

“This was an excellent result for us, very much due to the strong support of both the Robert Harris head office and individual store owners, who really got behind Pink Ribbon Breakfast,” said Van Henderson, Chief Executive at the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.

Andre Gargiulo, Cerebos Greggs Ltd, Country Manager says; “Breast cancer touches so many Kiwi families including our own staff and customers with the diagnosis of a staggering 2800 women each year. We leapt at the chance to be one of the first in the hospitality industry to take part in the Pink Ribbon Breakfasts. It certainly feels great to be handing over this cheque on behalf of our staff and customers.”

Photography credit: Simon Watts BW Media Photography

Caption: (L-R) Van Henderson, Chief Executive, New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation being presented a cheque for $30,000 by Andre Gargiulo, Country Manager, Cerebos Gregg’s Ltd