Buy pink buns for charity
GYMPIE bakers will join forces with their community to show support for local women and families affected by breast cancer during the Pink Bun fundraising campaign, starting on Thursday.
This year, Bakers Delight bakeries across Australia will aim to raise a record breaking $1.2million to help BCNA's work in informing, supporting, representing and linking together women living with breast cancer.
From May 3 to 23, local bakers will join 615 Bakers Delight bakeries in turning pink and donating 100% of the sale of their pink finger buns to Breast Cancer Network Australia.
The Gympie Bakers Delight team has thrown its support behind the Pink Bun fundraising campaign.
The monies raised through this year's Pink Bun Campaign will support BCNA's information resources, including sporting legend and breast cancer survivor Raelene Boyle's free resource, My Journey Kit, which is currently being provided to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Jessica Budgen of Bakers Delight in Goldfields Plaza, Gympie, hopes to make this the most successful Pink Bun campaign ever.
She and bakery staff will be dressed in pink with collection tins available on the counter for one-off donations, as well as selling pink buns, of which 100% of profits would be donated to BCNA.
Customers will also be encouraged to leave a personal message on a Pink Lady silhouette for a gold coin donation.
The message may be in support or memory of a loved one with breast cancer in their family or community.
The silhouettes will be displayed around the bakery during the campaign.
This year's Pink Bun campaign is particularly exciting as Bakers Delight customers will also be funding the development of a new booklet, educating women with breast cancer about the importance of keeping active.
The booklet will offer practical tips and information.