High tea, bras, knitting and laughs for a good cause

When the Golden View Lifestyle Village’s Knit and Natter group get together, creativity booms, and it was during one of these little knitting and nattering get-togethers that the girls from the group decided it was high time they had high tea.

“We decided we should have a Pink Ribbon high tea, there’s not many families that are not affected by breast cancer, and if we are able to come together, dress up, have a little fun while supporting a worthy cause, we should,” says main organiser Dawn Buchanan.

Dawn was pleased to see cucumber sandwiches, home-made custard squares and creamed eclair puffs adorn bone china teacups and saucers, as nattering and storytelling swelled the room, ensuring all who came along had a wonderful time.

“There were some beautiful outfits and hats, everyone went out of their way to make the occasion special and the afternoon was just lovely to be a part of,” Dawn adds.

Golden View Lifestyle Village resident Helen Grimmer was thrilled to support the high tea event remembering a past event she and husband Warwick were involved in over 20 years earlier.

“I designed a sheepdog bra which was auctioned off by Warwick helping to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

Bras designed by some wonderful New Zealand designers such as Trelise Cooper and Tania Carlson were part of the auction, but it was Helen’s bra that took top dollar.

 Bought by the oncology nurses at Dunedin Hospital, the bra hung in the oncology department reception area for many years.

“It’s a subject close to many people’s hearts, my grandmother and mother both died of the disease and being able to do something to help others on their journey is important,” Helen explains.

As the needles and yarn are again picked up this Wednesday, members of the Knit and Natter group will have the opportunity to ponder the high tea afternoon held for a good cause.

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