Franchisees’ bun-baking brings in the dough for kids’ hospitals

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

Bakers Delight franchisees across Australia have had one of their most successful fundraising days with Bundraiser Day on Saturday 28 March raising more than $111,000 for childrenÕs hospitals around the country. More than 630 bakeries across Australia baked from the early hours on 28 March to prepare about 370,000 buns to sell on Bundraiser Day, and with cash from collection tins still to be counted, Bakers Delight looks set to reach its fundraising targets to purchase essential medical equipment.

Hospitals benefiting from Bakers DelightÕs fundraising efforts include Sydney ChildrenÕs Hospital Foundation (NSW), Royal ChildrenÕs Hospital Good Friday Appeal (VIC), Royal ChildrenÕs Hospital Foundation (QLD), Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation (WA), WomenÕs and ChildrenÕs Hospital Foundation (SA), Royal Hobart Hospital (TAS) and Royal Darwin Hospital (NT).

Chris Caldwell, general manager at Bakers Delight, said “Bakers Delight has successfully held Bundraiser Day in WA for over 10 years and SA for two. This year we thought weÕd go one better and join forces to raise money for hospitals nation wide.

“Our customers rose to the occasion, and together we are proud to be making a difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families who rely on medical support,” said Caldwell.

Through its franchise network, the company donates approximately $143 million in bread to charities each year. The company has been a major corporate partner of the Breast Cancer Network Australia for eight years, raising almost $2.7 million within this time.