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COBS bakeries are collecting ‘doughnations’ for local charity

Donations collected until March 2
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COBS Yorkson Bakery is raising funds for its annual ‘Doughnation’ fundraiser until Saturday, March 2. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

COBS Bread bakeries in Canada are collecting ‘doughnations’ for their Doughnation Day fundraiser on March 2 – including the bakeries around the Langleys.

Funds raised through the campaign will go towards a local charity, which the Yorkson Bakery has chosen to be the BC Cancer Foundation, said owner Dave Riggs.

“We chose this local charity for a personal reason—my wife has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, and we know that the work that they’re doing there is awesome. They see a very high volume of people and help a lot of people. We’re donating to BC Cancer to do our part to help fight this disease,” he shared.

The bakery’s goal is to raise $1,500 for the foundation.

“It’s an opportunity for our customers to be involved with fundraising at a grass-roots level, and we’re able to share with everyone the good work that these organizations do,” Riggs said.

On Saturday, March 2, $2 from every six-pack of hot cross buns bought will be donated towards the fundraiser.

“You know, our bakeries donate bread through End of Day Giving everyday, but Doughnation Day really puts ‘community’ in what we do. I’ve been a bakery owner for four years, and I always look forward to this fundraiser,” Riggs added.

Hot cross buns are sold in traditional fruit, cranberry orange, and apple cinnamon flavors.

People don’t have to purchase the buns to donate though, Riggs said, noting that the hot cross buns aren’t everyone’s preferred baked good.

The Yorkson Bakery is located at 8045 204th St.

Other bakeries raising funds for various charities in Langley are:

- Walnut Gate bakery at 20330 88th Ave.

- Willowbrook Park bakery at #5 - 6233 200th St.

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