At this time every year, Origin Great Kerrod Walters pulls on the Mighty Maroon and bakers at pie-makers Beefy’s do the same. And it’s all for the kids at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
“It’s always tough for the kids at the hospital, but last year was even tougher,” says Beefy’s Mark Hobbs. “That’s why this year it’s even more important that we pull on the Mighty Maroon and raise funds for much-needed equipment at the hospital as part of the Pie of Origin.”
“The contest sees Beefy’s go head-to-head against NSW’s Glenorie Bakery to out-bake and out-fundraise them,” says Kerrod. “I’m backing Queensland for the win, of course, but it’s the kids in hospital who are the real winners in all of this.”
It’s Beefy’s sixth year as part of the Pie of Origin contest, and during that time the family-owned Queensland bakery has raised almost $100,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, thanks to the support of their customers.
“This year the question is – how high can we go?” says Mark. “We’re all set to break the $100,000 barrier, but what will our total be?”
“If we raise more than Glenorie Bakery, we’ll come home champions – just like Queensland did last year in the State of Origin.”
The Pie of Origin fundraiser coincides with the State of Origin Series. During that time, $1 from every Beefy’s Big Queenslander Pie sold goes to Beefy’s fundraising tally and the money goes to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
It’s easy to be part of it. Simply get yourself into your nearest Beefy’s store and get your hands on a Beefy’s Big Queensland Pie.
“The Big Queenslander Pie is Beefy’s biggest and beefiest pie by far, baked especially for pie-loving and fiercely competitive Queenslanders, and it’s available for a limited time only,” says Mark.
Beefy’s Big Queenslander Pie is available from all Beefy’s Queensland locations – Aussie World, Buderim, Glasshouse, Gympie, Kawana, Mango Hill (drive-thru), Maroochydore and locally at Ningi (drivethru).