In the busy run-up to Christmas, Ko Awatea's Lisa Blake spent her weekend in the kitchen making one hundred steam puddings for charity.
In the true spirit of Christmas and our values, Lisa had the idea of baking her popular steam puddings for Middlemore Foundation and raised a whopping $2,000 which will go towards supporting South Auckland whaanau this Christmas.
"I've been making steam puddings for the last five years and working at Middlemore I've seen the amazing work the Middlemore Foundation does to support the community and promote health and well-being," says Lisa, Improvement Advisor, Co-design at Ko Awatea.
"Health workers often donate or give their time to support the community, so I wanted them to receive something in return that they could enjoy with their whanau and friends.
"It's great to give to a cause that I know truly makes a difference."
Thank you to Lisa and everyone who ordered the puddings and contributed to the successful fundraiser.
One very satisfied customer said: "Thank you for the opportunity to buy a steamed pudding with the incentive of fundraising for great causes. I enjoyed one with my husband tonight and the other will be my contribution to our work shared lunch."