By Jason Irvine
Old McLeod’s Bakery on the corner of Chapple and Zebina St is getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend with ‘Freaky Friday’ and ‘Halloween Monday’ when staff dress up, but it’s another cause these two particular trading days are also focusing on with the bakery donating to The Broken Hill Palliative Care Service.
Old McLeod’s Bakery will be dressed up for the Halloween weekend, complete with staff in costumes, and the bakery will be donating one dollar of sales from every pie and pastie sold, to the palliative care service in a continuation of fundraising the bakery has supported over the past two years.
Owner and manager of Old McLeod’s, Bruce Carpenter, told us, “every pie and pastie we sell – we’ve done it nearly every year, but with Covid, it sort of backpedaled a little bit – we donate a dollar to palliative care at Broken Hill Hospital.
“My wife passed away from breast cancer, that was 2013. So that’s why, the breast cancer and all that, palliative care looked after her last moments so that’s why I do it.”
As for dressing up for the Halloween occasion, Mr Carpenter says he and his team have a lot of fun in making the experience memorable for customers.
“It’s just sort of to connect with the community, and the customers love it. They’re loyal customers and they help out a lot,” he said.
“We make an effort to do something, make people’s day special, and I’ve got a great crew who don’t mind dressing up. It just makes it a bit more interesting coming to work and they love it.”
Customers can head to Old McLeod’s Bakery for ‘Halloween Monday’ on October 31 to purchase a pie and pastie and know one dollar of each sale goes towards The Broken Hill Palliative Care Service.