Despite battles with illness, fire, and now COVID-19, Old Fernvale Bakery owner Bill Rose still managed to raise $10,000 for sick children.
Bill and Lyn Rose proudly handed over the generous cheque to Andrew Thomas from the Queensland Children’s Hospital Foundation last week, a result of their Battle of the Buns fundraising effort.
The Old Fernvale Bakery have been wonderful supporters of the Children’s Hospital Foundation for a number of years now through the sale of Hot Cross Buns, and are continuing to fundraise this year through the sale of their “Fun Buns”.
Usually the bakery puts $1 from every packet of hot cross buns sold during the Easter period towards the fundraiser, but Bill has taken it further this year with the introduction of the Fun Bun, which has a multiplication sign instead of a cross and comes in chocolate, caramel, and traditional cinnamon and fruit flavours.
The buns will be sold year-round, with $1 from each packet accumulating until Easter next year, which Bill hopes will achieve at least $30,000 in donations for the year.
The Old Fernvale Bakery is famous for its huge range of hot cross bun flavours over the Easter period, although with coronavirus restrictions this year, bakers had to cut back on the number of flavours available, producing 10-12 rather than the usual 26.
This year, the generous funds raised will purchase a high frequency chest oscillation vest to support a nine-year-old boy with cystic fibrosis. He is waiting for a double lung transplant and this vest will help remove fluid from his lungs following his impending surgery and enable him to go home sooner with his family, rather than being confined to hospital for months on end.
So, if you are heading out to get essential supplies from Fernvale, be sure to add some ‘Fun Buns’ to your shop and help sick kids in Queensland.