Bat­tle of the buns de­liv­ers for the chil­dren

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

IT WAS the pub­lic’s gen­eros­ity which got Old Fern­vale Bak­ery well over the $20,000 line for its Great Bat­tle of the Buns Easter fundraiser.

By do­nat­ing $1 from ev­ery packet of hot cross buns sold, and tak­ing cash do­na­tions, in just a few months the bak­ery team man­aged to smash its tar­get and present a cheque of $20,145 to the Lady Ci­lento Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal.

Owner Bill Rose said the the pub­lic’s sup­port was fan­tas­tic.

“One em­ployee of Al­pha Truck­ing came in and asked me how much we had to go to make our tar­get, I told him $200 and he gave us an­other $100,” Mr Rose said.

“I was taken aback by their gen­eros­ity.”

With a to­tal of 18 scrump­tious flavours in­vented by his bak­ers, Mr Rose said more than once the bak­ery baked through the night to get the hot cross buns on the shelf and ready to sell.

“The most cre­ative and de­li­cious was a Golden Gay­time ice cream flavour,” he said.

“My won­der­ful se­nior bak­ers and the ap­pren­tices all do­nated their time to the cause. The whole team dug in and helped wher­ever they could.

“It felt so fab­u­lous to present them the cheque. They will put the money to­wards new equip­ment to as­sist the chil­dren.”

Mr Rose plans to raise $40,000 next Easter for the chil­dren at Lady Ci­lento.

PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

THEY DID IT: River 94.9's Campo and Marnie, Ci­lento Hos­pi­tal CEO Damon Mudge and Lyn and Bill Rose.

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