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Pink "Greenhouse" hits Christchurch to end Breast Cancer tour

Monday 8 November 2010, 10:00AM
By Seeking Publicity
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CHRISTCHURCH

Pink ‘greenhouse’ hits Christchurch to end national drive for breast cancer

A pink ‘greenhouse’ that is being auctioned off on Trademe with proceeds going to breast cancer research will reach the Christchurch Royal Show on Tuesday as it rounds off its national tour to drive up the price.

Greenhouse specialists, Winter Gardenz, came up with the idea as a way to raise awareness of the disease and donate to the cause.

“I witnessed the emotional toll and physical impact breast cancer can have on people when the mother of a good friend was diagnosed,” says Winter Gardenz spokesperson, John Herrick.

“By learning about self breast exams and early detection, many women can catch it early and avoid the impact it has on themselves and their families.”

The tour began in Kumeu in late September and visited Gisborne, New Plymouth and Wellington before arriving in Christchurch for the Royal Show.

“The Trademe auction will run through until November 12. It’s already reached almost $2000. With October having been Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we encourage everyone who has been touched by the disease to visit the auction on Trademe and place a bid before it ends,” says Mr Herrick.

Winter Gardenz supplies a variety of greenhouses. They cater for everything from a small urban section to a large lifestyle block. The greenhouses are suitable for growing tomatoes in winter, seedlings, orchids and flowers or native trees. The ‘pinkhouse’ is known as a Full Bloom 8x7 Greenhouse. It is 2.4m by 2.2m and retails for $1999.


For more information

John Herrick: Mobile 021 991171
See attached Photo of John Herrick. Greenhouse photos available from info@seekingpublicity.co.nz To view Trademe auction
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=322715223