Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses are selling gingerbread men in the likeness of urban saint and former Melburnian of the Year Salvation Army Major Brendan Nottle.
3AW’s Neil Mitchell and Melbourne Deputy Lord Mayor Arron Wood initiated the concept on air; prompting the search for a bakery to create the Gingerbread Nottles. Fourth-generation baker Steve Plarre heeded the call, taking the Gingerbread Nottle from idea to reality.
Ferguson Plarre is contributing one dollar from the sale of each Gingerbread Nottle to the Salvation Army Melbourne Project 614 Night Café Safe Space, which was established to respond to the needs of Melbourne’s homeless community.
“As a fifth generation Melbourne-based family business, Ferguson Plarre is acutely aware of the great work that the Salvation Army do in Melbourne,” Steve says.
“We are proud and delighted to donate one dollar from every Gingerbread Nottle sold online or at any of our 75 locations to the Salvation Army major brendan Melbourne Project 614 Night Café Safe Space; such a worthy cause in the lead up to Christmas.”