Helping Starship is a piece of cake this school holidays

If you’re a busy parent trying to juggle the stresses of work, kids and everything else, school holidays can be a hectic time. Spare a thought though for those parents whose kids couldn’t be in school all term due to serious illness or injury. Most children across New Zealand that need to spend more than two days in intensive care, are transferred to Starship’s National Children’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and treated by specialist doctors, nurses with equipment designed specifically for children.

The challenge in providing world class care for critically unwell children in New Zealand, is that it costs a lot of money. That’s why Kiwis have been busy baking up a storm this month with the Bake it Better campaign to raise money for this super-important national facility. While the campaign kicked off in September, it will keep running through the school holidays and beyond. At the time of writing, Kiwi bakers had raised just below $100,000 so still a little way off the target of $250,000.

So, it’s not too late for you to help, there is plenty of time to get on board and do your bit while having fun in the kitchen and sharing yummy baking with family, friends and colleagues. For parents, School holidays are the perfect time for families to get on board too, as baking is a great way to keep the kids entertained and fill up the cookie jar with tasty home backing to help survive the break!

Order artisan baking mix, with bonus donations

Right now you can order Hunter Gatherer Gourmet baking mixes on the Starship page, and up to $8 of your purchase price will be donated to Starship to help fund the ICU. This donation is made from Rewardhub and comes at no additional cost to you, however there is an option to add a donation at check out which we’d encourage you to do.

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It doesn’t matter where you get your ingredients though, even if you’re just baking some scones from the Edmonds cookbook the easy way to turn your baking into important funds is as setting up a fundraising page here, baking your goodies and sharing it around on social media and email.

You might even be surprised at how well you do, like generous young Charlie who set out to raise $1000 from his baking page and he’s already raised more than $6,000. Charlie said he was motivated to make a difference in the lives of sick children and their families in Aotearoa. Be like Charlie!