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Media release – May 22 2014


Thousands toast the Cancer Society with a cuppa


More than 4000 Ryman Healthcare residents around the country raised their tea cups to the Cancer Society today as they took part in New Zealand’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Residents at 25 Ryman villages from Whangarei to Invercargill took part in the event which is part of a year-long fund raising effort for the Cancer Society.

One in three Kiwis will be affected by cancer and the money raised will go to research.

The response from residents around the country was tremendous, with thirsty tea drinkers turning out in their thousands.

“We had an amazing response – it appears our residents are always keen to have a cup of tea for a good cause. This has been a great event and we’re really pleased to support the Cancer Society,’’ Ryman Healthcare Managing Director Simon Challies said.

The tea was served by Ryman staff and volunteers from the Cancer Society. The society is planning on making New Zealand’s Biggest Morning Tea an annual event.

About Ryman Healthcare: Ryman was founded in 1984 and has become one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies.  The company owns 27 retirement villages and serves over 7,500 residents in New Zealand and Australia.  Each village offers a combination of retirement living and aged care.

Media advisory: For further information, photos, interviews or comment please contact Corporate Affairs Manager David King on 03 366 4069 or 021 499 602.

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