Bakers ‘knead’ Kiwi support for Starship
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!