Bakers Delight is encouraging Kiwis to make their Hot Cross Bun purchase really count this Easter by helping raise valuable dough for the Starship Foundation on Saturday 20 March.

Bundraiser Day will see all 32 Bakers Delight bakeries across New Zealand donate $1 from every six-pack of Hot Cross Buns sold, to purchase essential medical equipment to help make a difference for babies in hospital this Easter.

The Bundraiser is expected to raise enough funds for three new Haprenden Neonatometers, an essential piece of equipment used to help accurately chart the growth of premature babies.

Dale Garton, Charge Nurse Manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), says because the hospital currently only has two Neonatometers available, proceeds from Bakers Delight’s Bundraiser will make a real difference.

“The majority of babies in our NICU are premature. Measuring their growth precisely allows us to determine how they’re doing and identify any growth issues as early as possible.”

Neonatometers are currently being used to help chart the growth of Auckland twins Amy and Ruby Davis.  As a result of being born prematurely at 27 weeks, they’re currently being treated in the NICU.

Colleen Milne, general manager of Bakers Delight New Zealand, hopes customers will get behind the Bundraiser initiative.

“The Bundraiser offers people a chance to help us do something really special this Easter. Because it’s our busiest time of year, it’s the perfect time for us to give back to little Kiwis like Amy and Ruby who really need our support,” she says. “Our bakers will be baking fresh Hot Cross Buns throughout the day, so we encourage customers to buy a six-pack or donate in the collection tins on counters.”

Having been baking Hot Cross Buns for the past 30 years, Bakers Delight has developed a variety of flavours to satisfy hot cross cravings of all kinds. Baked with a new softer and tastier dough, this year’s range includes traditional fruit, choc chip, mocha and fruitless flavours.

Bakers Delight has 21 Auckland and five Christchurch stores, as well as bakeries in Hamilton, Hastings, Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua and Taupo.

Hot Cross Bun (six pack) RRP $9.00
Hot Cross Bun (individual) RRP $1.80
For more information or to find your nearest bakery please visit www.bakersdelight.co.nz

ABOUT BAKERS DELIGHT

Bakers Delight is Australia’s most successful bakery franchise. Established in 1980, Bakers Delight has grown to over 700 bakeries across three countries (Australia, Canada and New Zealand), serving 2.5 million customers each week. Every day, in every bakery, Bakers Delight bakers create a range of traditional and gourmet breads. All products are baked from scratch, fresh daily on the premises.

Bakers Delight employ ‘scratch baking’ techniques, which means the experienced bakers bake everything fresh each day from scratch using no pre-mixes. In addition, all of the Bakers Delight traditional range is made with unbleached flour and contain no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours. This includes white, wholemeal, country grain and wholemeal country grain loaves and rolls.

Any bread that is left over at the end of the day is donated to local charities, such as the women’s refuge.

ABOUT THE STARSHIP FOUNDATION

The Starship Foundation raises funds so Starship Children’s Health can better care for New Zealand’s children. Donations are an extra to Government funding and provide a variety of initiatives such as new technology, vital research, boosted family support and preventative programmes. As a charitable organisation, Starship Foundation exists through the generosity of the New Zealand public who lovingly donate money and/or time to assist in making Starship a world class medical facility.  Starship Children’s Health cares for nearly 100,000 children from around the country each year. New Zealanders can support these children by donating to the Starship Foundation on 09 307 4957 or on-line www.starship.org.nz/foundation

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