Banjo’s raises funds for Daniel Marcombe Foundation

Banjo’s Bakery Café presented a $8,479.50 cheque to Sunshine Coast local charity Daniel Morcombe Foundation on 18 November.

After rallying the community to fuel the important cause with their daily caffeine dose, locals turned out in spades to help the charity continue to teach children how to stay safe and support young victims of crime.

Throughout October, Banjo’s partnered with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to encourage conversations with children and young people about personal and online safety – donating 50 cents from the sale of every large coffee throughout the month. A total of 16,959 large coffees were sold across the ten Queensland stores.

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation co-founder Bruce Morcombe says, “We are so lucky to work with local businesses that give what they can to support the education of child safety for Australian children and young people. It’s often the smaller mum and dad businesses who take time to support the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, not only to raise funds, but most importantly to raise awareness so we can keep our kids safe. Other than their great pies and coffees, Banjo’s Bakery care about their communities and the families within them – we are looking forward to continuing the partnership in the years to come.”

Banjo’s Bakery Café CEO and Managing Director Jessica Saxby says, “Staying connected to the community is a core element of Banjo’s ethos and we are committed to giving back to charities and local community causes. As a family-first business, we couldn’t be prouder to support The Daniel Morcombe Foundation given the incredible work they do across the country to educate children and young people about child safety.”

Banjo’s Bakery Café Sippy Downs Franchisee Shannon Davis says, “It was amazing to see the positive community sentiment around raising money for a really important local cause. Everyday people would take the option to upsize when they knew a portion of the cost was going towards a cause based out of Queensland, and just around the corner of our Sippy Downs store. It’s nice to know that it’s not just our delicious products and coffee that makes people feel good – it’s also what we do to help others.”

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