Emma Buckingham / Tuesday, 15 January 2019 Showjumpers Dig Deep for Charity More than $7800 has been raised for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ at the Continental Cars Audi Waitemata World Cup Festival at the weekend. Donations were garnered in every way possible including through the invitational Sponsors’ Charity Challenge. Show Jumping Waitemata set the bar offering $100 for each combination who could clear the joker fence. Jane Burmester from Burmester Realty quickly jumped on board and added another $2000 with $600 from the Saddlery Warehouse and $500 from both Woodview Construction and MaxLife Batteries. At the end of the show spectators could help themselves to all of the gorgeous T&M Nurseries supplied potted colour for a donation. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ chief executive Evangelia Henderson said she and her team were “very, very grateful” for the support. “This is just huge for us,” she said. “We get no government funding so rely a lot on community support.” She was rapt to see the premier arena decked out in pink – the charity’s colour – along with so many spectators who had also dressed to support the cause. The support was as much about raising awareness as it was about raising money. “Breast cancer affects more women in New Zealand than any other cancer in New Zealand, so events like this are so helpful on many fronts. Previous Article World Cup Series Claimed by South Islander Next Article Big Prizes Won in Inaugural Breeders Championship Print 706 Rate this article: 3.0 Please login or register to post comments.