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Staff at Jet Park Hotel near Auckland Airport will be combining their efforts into one very sweet recipe for animals in need this SPCA Cupcake Day.
Jet Park, which is situated across the road from Auckland SPCA, is donating one thousand cupcakes to the annual fundraiser, which will be decorated in a team effort by Jet Park Hotel staff, their partners and their children at the hotel on Saturday the 25th.
“All staff, their partners and kids have been invited and we have set ‘shifts’ of an hour each for people to decorate in,” says Jeeva Jeeva-Nanthan, Jet Park’s General Manager. “We are running an inter-department competition and individual prizes for staff, such as best decorated, and most decorated. There’s no theme to stick to – we’re just letting everyone show their own creativity.”
The baking of one thousand cupcakes will be done this week by Jet Park’s Executive Chef Nancye Pirini and her team. After being decorated by staff on the weekend, they will be sold at an official SPCA Cupcake Day stand on Hurstmere Rd in Takapuna on Monday 27th which will be manned by Jet Park staff members, including Food & Beverage Manager Ron Macdonald and Business Development Manager David Boomer.
“We are supporting Cupcake Day is because Jet Park has chosen SPCA as its charity of choice – the owners of Jet Park Hotel have always had a long love affair with animals and animal welfare,” Jeeva says. “In fact, they adopted two pet dogs from Auckland SPCA and couldn't be happier with their extended 'family'.”
Jet Park’s involvement with SPCA has grown over the years from supporting them with donations of old newspapers for their kennels, to working with them (to mutual benefit) hiring out their auditorium across the road for conference clients.
Jet Park staff will be selling cupcakes at the Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna stand from 7.30am onwards.