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Dough-raising campaign kicks off

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014

Bakers Delight co-owners Kyla and Steve Vine getting ready for the Bundraiser on Friday. Bakers Delight co-owners Kyla and Steve Vine getting ready for the Bundraiser on Friday.

By Emily Roberts

The hospital and a local bakery are teaming up to sell hot cross buns to raise money for the hospital.

Bakers Delight franchisee Steve Vine and the Hospital Kiosk Auxiliary will hold their “Bundraiser” on Friday at the hospital and Centro Westside.

They will both be selling six packs of buns all day with $1 per pack being donated to the Kiosk Auxiliary. Orders will be taken at both the bakery and the kiosk before the Bundraiser.

The Bundraiser is held annually the fortnight before Easter by Bakers Delight bakeries around Australia to raise money for children’s hospitals. 

In previous years Mr Vine’s bakery has supported the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital but last year gained permission to support the local community.

“Our franchise is part of the SA region and the money raised goes to the Adelaide Women and Children’s hospital,” Mr Vine said.

“But it quite far away from us and we would prefer to do something locally.”

He said he was very happy to conduct the Bundraiser once more.

“Last year we raised $300,” he said. “It’s hard when we are just one bakery, but every little bit helps.

“Last year our money went to buying televisions for the hospital.”

Mr Vine said he hopes the public once again supports the event.

“The Broken Hill Hospital is a major part of our community so we are really excited about being able to support our local hospital again through the Bakers Delight Broken Hill Bundraiser,” he said.

“Hot cross buns are always popular. I always eat more than my fair share.

“Easter is later this year, so there has been a long lead up. It is starting to take off.”

Both Traditional and Chocolate Chip buns will be available. Bakers Delight will also be donating buns to the Kiosk in the lead up to the Bundraiser to help raise some more money. Donation tins will be available on the counters.

“We will be selling them at the bakery at Centro Westside and at the hospital kiosk.

“I encourage people to go to the kiosk to purchase the buns. The volunteers at the kiosk do a great job and we are pleased to do that.

“Last year we couldn’t keep up with demand - but it was the first year and we didn’t know what to expect.

Bakery Staff will be dressing up in “scrubs” on the day.

Kiosk Auxiliary President Betty Sammut thanked Bakers Delight for once again organising the event.

“We are very grateful and wish to thank Steve Vine for his generosity. The community were very generous last year in supporting this fundraising event and I hope that can happen again because all of the money raised goes towards buying new equipment for the hospital.”

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