Bowser Bean/Vantage Fuels has raised just shy of $14k for the Make a Wish Foundation at its annual fundraising initiative, World Wish Day.
As part of its decade long partnership with the Make a Wish Foundation, each year Bowser Bean and Vantage Fuels sites across regional Victoria and NSW take part in the World Wish Day event, to raise funds to make wishes come true for critically ill children aged 2 and a half up to 18 years.
This year’s event was a tremendous success this year, exceeding previous year’s fundraising efforts, with Bowser Bean thrilled to be able to donate more than $13,800 to the Make a Wish Foundation.
In the week leading up to the event, each of Vantage Fuels’ 26 managed sites sold raffle tickets with all proceeds being donated to Make A Wish. The large prize pool included prizes such as Sandown tickets, Hot Laps, a snowboard, a coffee machine and an iPad.
Additional to the major prizes were an abundance of minor prizes, including four-packs of Red Bull, Cadbury Chocolate bundles, Pepsi Glassware bundles and bp gift card/merchandise packs.
A total of 5,987 raffle tickets were sold, raising $10,944. Bowser Bean/Vantage Fuels also donated $1 from every coffee purchased on the day to raise an additional $2,934.
“Our baristas were pumping out delicious coffees all day. Our crew should all be immensely proud of their efforts towards Make a Wish Australia,” says Haydn Tierney, Managing Director.
World Wish Day also provides the Bowser Bean/Vantage Fuels teams an opportunity to have some extra fun in the form of a themed dress up. This year’s theme was ‘I wish I was a…’, which saw teams get super creative and come in some fabulous costumes.
“The Bowser Bean and Vantage teams really love supporting such a wonderful foundation, each and every year they fully get behind this event and bring such enthusiasm to the activities. It is a testament to our team that they go above and beyond to play their part for ill children. Even more than that, it is fantastic to see our customers join in the support for Make a Wish,” Tierney added.
Bowser Bean/Vantage Fuels is already looking forward to the possibilities of 2023 and another successful year supporting Make a Wish.