Pizza and donation brings smiles
SOME very big smiles spread across little faces today when Domino's Pizza made a special delivery to the Bundaberg Hospital Children's Ward.
Sick kids were treated to a tasty pizza lunch courtesy of the pizza shop, which is attempting to make 25,000 pizzas in one week and 7000 pizzas in one day on Saturday to make it into the Guinness Book of Records.
As part of the attempt, Domino's Pizza Bundaberg store manager Deanna Gatti said $5000 would be donated to the ward to aid in the purchase of new equipment.
"Kids are very close to our heart so we wanted to do something that would benefit them," she said.
"Regardless of whether we break the records, (the money is) coming."
Ms Gatti said in the first two days of the attempt, 6000 pizzas had been made.
One of the sick kids to benefit was two-year-old Lynk Turnbull, who has been stuck in hospital with a broken leg since before Christmas.
"He broke his femur on the trampoline on December 23 and got flown by the RFDS to Brisbane," Lynk's dad Luke Turnbull said.
"He loves the (Domino's) balloons and he likes pizza so he's happy."
Bundaberg Health Services Foundation manager Maria Burnet said the donation would make a significant difference to the hospital's littlest patients.
"We are so thrilled with the donation - $5000 is an amazing amount of money and it will go to a piece of equipment up here (in the children's ward)," Mrs Burnet said.
She said all of the money would stay in Bundaberg.
"When the locals go buy pizzas this week, they're helping local patients," she said.