Hills District Independent JUNE 2017 #24 - Page 33

out & about NSW and Queensland bakers bake for a cause Pie of Origin is a competition that runs alongside the NRL’s State of Origin.  Bakers from New South Wales and Queensland bake for a cause.  The aim of this competition is for representative bakeries of each state to bake and sell pies whilst raising funds for children's hospitals within each state.  Since the start of the Pie of Origin in 2012 the event has raised over $61,000 supporting victims of the Queensland floods, and more recently supporting The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Children’s Hospital Foundation (Brisbane). The Pie of Origin is even more important to the Glenorie Bakery This year, fundraising for Pie of Origin has even more meaning for the team at Glenorie Bakery, after owner team this year. Unfortunately, owner Rob Pirina recently lost his Rob Pirina’s gorgeous nephew, Charlie passed away nephew Charlie who passed away recently. from a rare degenerative disorder known as GM1 Gangliosides, that affects Pie of Origin series and we will donate $1 less than 1% of children. Although his from each sale directly to the Children’s life was short, The Children’s Hospital Hospital at Westmead,” says Rob. at Westmead played a big part in giving Glenorie Bakery has long been famous Charlie and his family comfort and for its pies and delicious baked goods. support. This is a simple (and satisfying!) way you This year Glenorie Bakery has decided can whet your appetite and raise some to bake again for The Children’s Hospital much-needed funds at the same time. at Westmead focusing on raising funds for the palliative care team and are looking For further information contact, go to raise $10,000. to www.pieoforigin.com.au and www. “Buy any pie from Glenorie Bakery this glenoriebakery.com.au. THE hills INDEPENDENT www.hdinews.com.au Charity book raising money for rescue dogs Canines of Character is a “I believe that every pet owner photographic journey celebrating the deserves to have beautiful images unique personalities of our favourite of his or her dog that captures the four-legged friends. animal’s spirit and personality,” says As loving pet owners already Allira. know, our dogs have their own unique “Canines of Character will allow personalities and quirks. The coffee Sydney dog owners to do just that, table-style book, Canines of Character, while supporting a very important local celebrates what makes each dog resource at the same time.” special while raising much needed Allira’s company, Allira Fontana funds for the local rescue group Rescue Photography specializes creating Hub. expressive and modern artwork for Kenthurst photographer, Allira all the beautiful pets, horses and their Fontana is the creative talent behind owners throughout the Sydney region. the fundraising project. “I have been volunteering with For more information on the Rescue Hub since August 2016 and I project, please contact Allira at Allira have seen first-hand the life-saving Fontana Photography on 0421 558 work they do,” says Allira. 583 or online at www.allirafontana. “A portion of book sales will be com/canines-of-character and www. donated to Rescue Hub to help them allirafontana.com. continue their wonderful work saving pound dogs in need.” Pet owners from all over the Sydney region are welcome to book their four-legged friends into the specialty photo sessions, with a limited amount of sessions available per month. Each one hour session includes two dogs from the same household and a feature Allira’s rescue in the Canine of Character dog, Archie book. Sessions are $99 and any is the perfect model! additional dogs are welcome at $50 per dog. Visit www. allirafontana.com/canines-of- character for additional details. ISSUE 24 // JUNE 2017 33