THANK YOU BRISBANE – 90,000 SUNDAES SOLD!
The Common Good

THANK YOU BRISBANE – 90,000 SUNDAES SOLD!

The Common Good announced today that 90,000 Strawberry Sundaes were purchased during a Brisbane wide 10-day campaign, and hugely successful Do-It-Yourself take home pack drive.

Money raised from those 90,000 sundaes will fund 5,625 hours of critical medical research, into afflictions including heart disease, lung disease, dementia, arthritis, COVID-19 and more.

This equates to three-years of research that would have otherwise been lost when Ekka was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

15 tonnes of Lick ice cream, six tonnes of cream and five tonnes of Queensland strawberries were used in the making of these sundaes.

Michael Hornby, CEO of The Common Good, said the support shown by Brisbane over recent weeks had been truly astonishing.

“All of us at The Common Good have been truly humbled by the generosity and support shown by the people of Brisbane, and all of the love for the famous Ekka Strawberry Sundaes,” said Hornby.

“The Common Good lost up to 10 years’ of funding due to the COVID-19 crisis, however thanks to your support, we have managed to get three years of that back – and provided lots of smiles along the way.

“This generosity will pay huge dividends in the long run, as it has allowed us the ability to fund the crucial research projects that will help defend against diseases that up to 90% of the population will experience in their lifetimes.

“I cannot say thank you enough, we are so delighted with the result. While you have enjoyed delicious Strawberry Sundaes, you have also funded life-saving medical innovation. It’s truly incredible,” concluded Hornby.

Published: August 17, 2020

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