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Candler sea guide
wins author award
By ANDREA O'NEIL
Pukerua Bay author Gillian Candler
has gained librarians' approval with
her children's guide to the seashore,
At the Beach.
The book, illustrated by Makara
man Ned Barraud, was awarded a
Library and Information Association
of New Zealand award at a ceremony
in Wellington last Tuesday.
The Elsie Locke Medal is awarded
for a work considered to be a dis-
tinguished contribution to non-
fiction for young people.
Judge Pene Walsh said she saw a
place for At the Beach in schools, lib-
raries and homes.
It is a hot-chocolat-table book for
not only the child who loves facts,
but the one who loves quirky stuff
and stories. It is a book for brows-
ing,'' Walsh said.
Candler was thrilled with her win.
These special awards are selected
by a judging panel of librarians,
those book specialists who know
what children love to read. What a
privilege to be selected by them for
this award,'' she said.
And to top it off, Elsie Locke holds
a special place in my children's book
memories. Her classic, The Runaway
Settlers, was the first children's book
I read that was set in New Zealand.
Not only that, but it was an
inspiring story of children succeeding
Baring all to fight breast cancer
Bras up for
By TALIA CARLISLE
Bra collection: Porirua resident Chrissy Leggott with her bra fence in Kokiri Cres.
Photo: TALIA CARLISLE
Porirua mother Chrissy Leggott
has always put others first,
despite being diagnosed with
breast cancer earlier this year.
The 45-year-old was diagnosed
in June and would undergo a mas-
tectomy in about a month, she
In preparation for the surgery,
she has offered her bras to women
who need them by displaying
them on a fence outside her Kokiri
I'm going to have my bust off
and, because I'm a large-busted
woman, I have to have the other
one reduced. It's like, Well, what
am I going to do with all my bras?'
because I'm not going to need
them any more.''
Friends have joined the cause
by donating bras and there are 16
so far. She is encouraging Porirua
residents to do the same.
She has called the collection
Bras for Boobs, and said they
would likely be donated to Aro-
hata Prison, refugee services or
Women's Refuge once the collec-
tion was large enough.
There's a lot of single mums
out there. There'll be other mums
out there who can't afford to buy
bras for their kids, so they're more
than welcome to come and have a
look. There's little bras as well.''
Ms Leggott hoped Bras for
Boobs would increase people's
awareness of breast cancer, and
encourage women to have their
[It's] making women aware to
get their boobs checked.''
Ms Leggott has had two chemo-
therapy sessions so far. She also
shaved her head after losing hair
because of the chemotherapy.
Despite fighting an aggressive
form of cancer, the mother of two
is determined to stay positive.
I'm not one of those people who
will sit back and twiddle my
thumbs,'' she said. I have to turn
it into a positive, because I'm not
a negative person. .''
To donate or receive a bra, visit
Ms Leggott and her Bras for
Boobs, at 97 Kokiri Cres.
To hear her story, join her
Facebook group, Journey of My
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