News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Bundraiser Day ‘Kneads’ Kiwi Support for Starship

For immediate release 4 March 2013

Bundraiser Day ‘Kneads’ Kiwi Support for Starship

On Saturday 16 March Bakers Delight bakeries around New Zealand will be fundraising for Starship Foundation in their annual Bundraiser Day event.

Bakers Delight bakeries across New Zealand will bake over 21,000 hot cross buns for Bundraiser Day and will donate $1 from every six-pack sold to support Starship’s Haematology and Oncology Unit – a department providing specialised care for children and adolescents with cancer or blood disorders.

Bundraiser donations raised will go towards purchasing a Digital Weighing Chair designed to help children receiving chemotherapy. Chair scales are the most versatile in paediatric oncology as they are mobile and weigh children accurately throughout treatment.

Natalie James, Charge Nurse Manager of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology at Starship, says accurate medical scales are one of the most important pieces of equipment in treating children with cancer.

“A child’s weight is used to accurately prescribe chemotherapy and other treatments for cancer,” says James.

“It can also tell us how well they are coping with the nutritional challenges that cancer and its treatment can bring. We are so grateful to Bakers Delight for their assistance in purchasing this critical piece of equipment.”
Bakers Delight’s New Zealand country manager, Scott Paterson, says he is thrilled to be supporting Starship once again.

“Saturday 16 March is the day we encourage all of our customers to show their support by rising up early to enjoy our selection of hot cross buns while supporting a very special charity,” said Paterson.

Bakers Delight bakers have been baking fresh hot cross buns every day in the lead up to Easter for 18 years. This year will be no different with Kiwi’s favourites Traditional, Choc Chip and Fruitless varieties available. Hot Cross Bun six packs have an RRP of $8.99 or are available individually for $1.80.

- ENDS -

Photo opportunity available:
Bakers Delight bakery staff across NZ will get into the ‘Bundraiser Day’ spirit by dressing up in hospital scrubs on Saturday 16 March. A photo opportunity is available to be set up at a local bakery.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news