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River 94.9 and Old Fernvale Bakery have teamed up for ‘Battle of the Buns’ all to help the Children's Hospital Foundation fund crucial medical equipment and life-changing research into Childhood illness and injury.

The idea originated from Victoria, where Bushies Bakery has been donating a portion of the sale of hot cross buns at Easter time to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. 

This year, Old Fernvale Bakery will be battling it out with Victoria, aiming to raise the most money to help sick kids. Until Easter Monday, $1 from every packet of hot cross buns sold will go towards the Children’s Hospital Foundation, helping to make kids laugh and smile, get better and go home sooner.

With more than 14 flavours to choose from, including pina colada, jaffa, peppermint and choc-chip, there is sure to be a hot cross bun to suit every member of the family!
Keep an eye out for the River 94.9 Confidence Cruisers weekday mornings throughout Marnie and Campo for Breakfast between 6 March and 11 April, for where their team will be serving up fresh Old Fernvale Bakery hot cross buns on site.

Purchase your hot cross buns today to help the Children’s Hospital Foundation make an even bigger difference to the lives of sick children.

If you’re too far away to make a purchase and would like to help us raise much needed funds, you can click here to donate online.

And, it doesn’t stop there, on Thursday April 13th, Marnie and Campo for Breakfast will be taking their show on the road and going live from the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital from 5am – 9am where again we will be joined by Old Fernvale Bakery and stacks of their hot cross buns ready for you to purchase.

Visit the Old Fernvale Bakery today on the Brisbane Valley Pie-Way, Fernvale –


The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official charity of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, the Centre for Children’s Health Research, and for all sick kids throughout Queensland.

The Foundation works wonders for sick kids wherever they live by supporting world-class clinical care, purchasing specialised medical equipment and supporting a range of statewide programs. When kids are sick or injured, it turns their whole world upside down. The Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 600-strong team of volunteers work tirelessly to bring smiles and laughter to sick kids in hospital and provide a welcome support to their families.

Over the past 12 months, these volunteers have provided more than 90,000 positive interactions with patients and their families through way-finding, the Scholastic Book Bunker, the Cuddle Carers program as well as supporting families in operating theatres, burns clinics and outpatient departments. With your help, the Children’s Hospital Foundation can continue to fund research to achieve faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for some of the most devastating childhood illnesses and injuries. Every donation, no matter how big or small, really does make a difference to sick kids.

Read more about the work of the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and how you can make a difference, here.

Follow the Children's Hospital Foundation on Facebook.

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane is Queensland’s children’s hospital – the major specialist paediatric hospital for Queensland and northern New South Wales families.
As the largest and most advanced paediatric facility in Australia, the hospital is responsible for providing care for the state’s sickest and most seriously injured children and general paediatric health services to children and young people in the greater Brisbane area.

Every year the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital provides care to around 40,000 Queensland kids admitted to hospital – more than 2,000 of which are local Ipswich families. Through outreach clinics and telehealth, the hospital is improving access to quality care for all children and young people, regardless of where they live.

For more information on the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, visit the Children’s Health Queensland website.


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