More than 450 Bakers Delight bakers across Australia, including in Adelaide are set to sell over 350,000 Hot Cross Buns on Saturday 14 March, to raise money for TLC for Kids, a national charity which supports sick children and their families.
The Bundraiser Campaign is an annual fundraising campaign which sees Bakers Delight bakeries around Australia donate at least $1 from every pack of Hot Cross Buns sold, raising funds for charities.
Funds raised will go towards TLC for Kids’ programs, including their unique Rapid TLC response service (critical care within 48 hours), the National Distraction Box Program and the purchase of TLC Distractions (toys and trips).
TLC for Kids works with over 400 hospitals across the nation and are the only organisation in Australia providing emotional and practical support within such tight timeframes. All TLC for Kids programs are designed to guide children, families, primary carers and healthcare professionals through the moments in hospital where fear and distress can take over.
TLC for Kids founder and CEO Tim Conolan said, “The support of an Australian business like Bakers Delight helps fund our critical impact services and enables us to further respond to sick children’s needs as part of our Rapid TLC and Distraction Box program. Our thanks goes out to Bakers Delight and their customers for their generosity.”
Those who have benefited from TLC for Kids’ services are eager to show their support for Bundraiser Day, with families such as Eulalie Black and her parents Louise McLaughlin and Drew Black doing their bit by enjoying some freshly baked Hot Cross Buns.
Eulalie Black suffers from Noonan Syndrome which usually includes heart abnormalities and a distinctive configuration of facial features. She’s been in and out of hospital since birth due to breathing difficulties and had an emergency tracheostomy when she was just 2-months old. Both parents, Louise and Drew, have been at her bedside throughout.
TLC for Kids provided Eulalie with educational toys to assist in her development within the hospital environment and gave Louise and Drew a voucher for Bottega Restaurant to spend a much needed night away from the hospital together. Eulalie, Louise and Drew look forward to eating Hot Cross Buns as the community aims to raise lots of money through this year’s Bundraiser.
Bakers Delight Regional Manager for South Australia and Northern Territory Wes Heddle added, “Every year we are humbled by the generosity and charitable spirit of our customers who come out in support of Bundraiser Day and I’m sure this year will be our best yet. Easter is by far our busiest time of the year, so it’s a great opportunity to give back to charities who make a difference to the lives of children and their families.”
For over three decades Bakers Delight bakers have been baking fresh hot cross buns from scratch, each day in the lead up to Easter. This year will be no different with Bakers Delight all over South Australia providing Traditional, Choc Chip, Mocha and Fruitless varieties.