It’s breast cancer awareness month and what better excuse could there be to eat a doughnut. For the month of October, local business Doughheads will be donating one dollar from every Boobalicious doughnut sold to the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF).
The community partnership is the latest edition to Doughheads’ monthly charity initiative. Inspired by the support of her ‘Doughheads Tribe’, CEO and Creative Director, Anna Farthing partners with local charities monthly to give back to the community.
“People don't come just to get a doughnut, they want to be involved with Doughheads”. Doughheads’ collaboration with the HBCF follows the sponsorship of Soul Café in September. The local business raised over $1,387 dollars for the charity, aiding in the support of vulnerable Novocastrians. Through their 30,200 Instagram and 55,829 Facebook followers, Doughheads’ brought awareness to Soul Café’s cause.
Anna will be using her delicious doughnuts and social media empire to raise awareness and funds for HBCF. Customers can purchase the cheeky take on Doughheads’ signature Iced VoVo doughnut. The fluffy doughnut, dipped in fruity, strawberry icing and coconut, filled with a tangy raspberry coulis and topped with house-made marshmallow is hard to resist.
The HBCF offer individually tailored support to local women and men affected by breast cancer. The organisation provides friendship and guidance to those experiencing and recovering from treatment. Their focus is on ‘grass-roots’ care for victims, their families and friends.
Fundraising contributes to the foundation’s support program, offering assistance in the home, education on the illness and medical care. HBCF also offer a unique survivorship program, providing ongoing physiological support to individuals who have completed treatment. Through meditation, empowerment and support networks, the foundation addresses the physical and mental health risks associated with remission.
Doughheads will be sponsoring the HBCF’s annual Bubbly Wonderland on Sunday the 29th of October at the Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza. The champagne breakfast raises funds and awareness for the foundation and it’s community.
Tickets for the event cost $85 and include delicious food, bubbles and entertainment. They can be purchased via the HCBF’s 2017 Bubbly Breakfast page on their website.
Novocastrians eager to support the local charity can also indulge in a scrumptious Boobalicious doughnut. A donations box is available in-store for generous customers wanting to contribute but enticed by other delicious flavours, or they can donate by visiting the Doughheads for HBCF MyCause Fundraising page.
Devouring decadent doughnuts; giving back to the community never tasted so good.
Article by Zoe Drew