Hawkesbury District Health Service shares a slice of Bilpin
7 February 2020
The hospital’s ‘save Bilpin and eat an apple pie’ campaign raised more than $1,500, as a part of the ‘Back to Bilpin’ campaign, with all proceeds going to support the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Bushfire Appeal.
Hawkesbury District Health Service Acting Chief Executive Officer Belinda Mott said the hospital was keen to continue supporting the community through the bushfire disaster recovery phase.
“This initiative was a great way to raise awareness of the ongoing need to support local businesses that had been impacted by the fires that tore through the region late last year,” she said.
“When the Back to Bilpin campaign was launched, we saw this as a great opportunity to remind everyone that Bilpin, which is only 30 minutes away, is back open for business, with the region offering a great range of fresh produce and products.
“The Bilpin apple pie is an Australian icon, so it was an easy choice for us to highlight these delicious home-made pastries. Our staff were eager to get behind the cause and we are pleased to say that all the apple pies were gone within a couple of hours.”
The likely benefits of the hospital’s campaign look set to continue with many Hawkesbury District Health Service’s staff remarking that they will now be making the trip to Bilpin to share in the area’s delights with family and friends.
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