The sweet taste of a fundraising success
Despite Shepparton being in lockdown and thousands of people being in isolation, the GV Blokes’ Bake Sale raised $7000 to support prostate cancer specialist nurses at GV Health.
Organised by Isabella Mangiameli as part of her third-year nursing studies, the Woolshed at Emerald Bank team had the ovens roaring for a good cause.
Despite having to postpone the event due to Shepparton’s COVID-19 outbreak, the sales and donations flooded in.
For those hungry for the mouthwatering statistics, the team made 45 sponge cakes, 680 pieces of caramel slice, 300 lemon meringue tartlets, 1680 mini sausage rolls, 520 yo-yo biscuits, 360 pieces of hedgehog slice, 280 pieces of lemon slice, 160 pieces of gluten-free brownie and 300 carrot cake cupcakes.
In all, it was well in excess of the target of 100 orders set by Miss Mangiameli.
“I want to say a huge thank you to our volunteers who helped us out on the day as well as the community for helping us support the prostate cancer specialist nurses in Shepparton,” Miss Mangiameli said.
“The pick-up and delivery went really smoothly on the day, it was just like a normal day for takeaway orders, thanks to our volunteers.
“We had a lot of people make an extra donation on the day – it was a really great outcome and showed just how generous people are.”
Goulburn Valley Health prostate cancer specialist nurse Sonia Strachan said the support of the community and volunteers was invaluable.
“This just goes to show how generous the Shepparton community can be,” Ms Strachan said.
“Thanks to community donations like this, someone’s dad, brother, uncle or grandfather is able to access the care they need without having to leave the Goulburn Valley.
“And to be able to provide a service like that, funded by the community is something that is priceless.
“We appreciate everyone who has been able to donate – whether it’s through the GV Blokes’ Bake Sale, the Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch or their own fundraising, the work you do supports our local men.”