The Waimea Sawmillers Wings and Wigs team have donned their hair pieces, fairy wings and sense of fun in preparation for the annual Boot Camp for Breast Cancer.
The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust event was held at Nelson College for Girls this morning.
Women staff at Waimea Sawmillers entered the event after seeing it posted on Facebook. They were hoping to raise funds and awareness for fighting breast cancer and build camaraderie among the women at the sawmill and in the head office.
"It's just going to be a bit of fun. I think it will good for the girls," said team member Sam Archer before the event. None of them had done the boot camp before, but they were excited.
One team member was missing from the camp - Steven Furlong. He instead attempted to wear a bra for an entire day after his wife laid down the challenge.
Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust trustee Kate Coote was expecting 200 women at today's boot camp.
The event was held to raise funds and awareness in the region about breast cancer with all money raised going back into the local communities covered by the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
The boot camp was designed with all women in mind as it is "a low-level, fun exercise class, suitable for all fitness levels" which lasts about 2 hours.
Teams were encouraged to come in costume contributing to the jovial atmosphere.
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