Bak­ers ‘knead’ Kiwi sup­port for Star­ship

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

This Satur­day Bak­ers De­light bak­ers in cen­tral Auck­land will be fundrais­ing for Star­ship Foun­da­tion – in their an­nual Bundraiser Day event.

The Bak­ers De­light bak­eries across New Zealand will bake over 21,000 hot cross buns for Bundraiser Day and will do­nate $1 from ev­ery six­pack sold to sup­port Star­ship’s Haema­tol­ogy and On­col­ogy Unit – a de­part­ment pro­vid­ing spe­cialised care for chil­dren and ado­les­cents with can­cer or blood dis­or­ders.

Bundraiser do­na­tions raised will go to­wards pur­chas­ing a Dig­i­tal Weigh­ing Chair de­signed to help chil­dren re­ceiv­ing chemo­ther­apy. Chair scales are the most ver­sa­tile in pae­di­atric on­col­ogy as they are mo­bile and weigh chil­dren ac­cu­rately through­out treat­ment.

Natalie James, charge nurse man­ager of Pae­di­atric Haema­tol­ogy and On­col­ogy at Star­ship, says ac­cu­rate med­i­cal scales are one of the most im­por­tant pieces of equip­ment in treat­ing chil­dren with can­cer.

‘‘A child’s weight is used to ac­cu­rately pre­scribe chemo­ther­apy and other treat­ments for can­cer,’’ Natalie says.

‘‘It can also tell us how well they are cop­ing with the nu­tri­tional chal­lenges that can­cer and its treat­ment can bring. We are so grate­ful to Bak­ers De­light for their as­sis­tance in pur­chas­ing this crit­i­cal piece of equip­ment.’’

Bak­ers De­light’s New Zealand coun­try man­ager Scott Pater­son says he is thrilled to be sup­port­ing Star­ship once again.

‘‘Satur­day March 16 is the day we en­cour­age all of our cus­tomers to show their sup­port by ris­ing early to en­joy our se­lec­tion of hot cross buns while sup­port­ing a very spe­cial char­ity,’’ Scott says.

Bak­ers De­light bak­ers have been bak­ing fresh hot cross buns ev­ery day in the lead up to Easter for 18 years. This year will be no dif­fer­ent with Kiwi’s favourites Tra­di­tional, Choc Chip and Mocha va­ri­eties avail­able at all Bak­ers De­light bak­eries. Hot Cross Buns are avail­able in six-packs for $8.99 or in­di­vid­u­ally for $1.80.

De­li­cious idea: Join Minca, Don and the team at Pon­sonby, or any of the Bak­ers De­light stores in this Satur­day’s Bundraiser for Star­ship!

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