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Pretty in pink . . . Organisers Sue Cameron-Duncan (left) and Kelly Harvey look forward to the Pink Ribbon Breakfast at the Criterion Hotel later this month. PHOTO: TYSON YOUNG

A Pink Ribbon charity breakfast will be held at the Criterion Hotel in Oamaru later this month.

Criterion boss Sue Cameron-Duncan and Kelly Harvey, of Tutu Hill Cakes, are both excited to be hosting the charity breakfast.

Money raised from the event will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event will start at 9am and finish at 11am on May 27.

It is the 10th year of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast concept, which last year raised $1.8 million for cancer research.

One of Ms Harvey’s friends suggested holding a breakfast at her cake shop in Thames St.

“She wanted to do it here, but I’m all about making it big,” Ms Harvey said.

After getting Mrs Cameron-Duncan on board with the project, it was decided the Criterion would be a suitable venue for the breakfast.

“I’m quite good friends with Sue so I talked to her. It’s quite close to her heart,” Ms Harvey said.

Since it was announced, the breakfast had garnered support from the community.

“Everyone is backing us, which is really cool.”

Capacity for the dinner is 60 people.Tickets are $35 each and are available at Tutu Hill Cakes.

A silent auction and raffles will be held at the breakfast to raise additional money.

The goal was to raise $2000 from the event – a target Ms Harvey believed would be achievable.

If the event was successful, she hoped to host another charity breakfast next year.

“I’m just so excited about it.”

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher will also be attending the breakfast as a guest chef.