Bruns Bakery’s annual donut float in Brunswick Heads was a success for its second year running.
Approximately 530 people came to watch 800 inflatable, mint-green donuts float down the town’s iconic river.
The charity event raised $4000 for the Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club, which volunteers its time to keep the community safe.
Bruns Bakery owner Mel Hogan said the bakery wanted to raise money for a deserving local group.
“The Surf Club seemed like the perfect fit to tie in with the water based event,” Ms Hogan said.
“These guys are… a vital service for the town we live in as we are surrounded by beautiful beaches and rivers in Brunswick Heads.”
The Surf Club also provided their services at the event by providing water and first aid.
Ms Hogan said the event started as a fun way to celebrate the bakery’s first birthday in a way that involved the customers and contributed back to the local community.
She said the day was a time for support, celebration and giving back.
“Owning and running a business can be tough and serious at times, with focus on numbers and hitting targets,” Mr Hogan said.
“The Donut Float is an opportunity to have some fun!
“We get to show our community a good time, be a part of something innovative and celebrate our success.
“But, of course, the icing on the donut… is being able to give back and raise funds for our local community and support the Surf Club.”
Ms Hogan is grateful for the event’s volunteers, the support of her team of staff and the loyal Bruns Bakery customers.
She specially mentioned Mauri ANZ, PFD Food Services, PE Foods, Coca Cola Amatil, Monster Energy and Whatever Brunswick Heads, for contributing to the day with supply of products and services on the Donut Float.