Bendigo Grill’d chips in $12,000 for OTIS retreats

THE OTIS Foundation has been served an extra helping of funds from Bendigo Grill’d.

Money from every burger sold over the weekend has gone towards the foundation, with $12,680 raised to help provide retreats for families living with breast cancer.

Franchise owner Richard Nash said the support had been unbelievable. With more than 2,500 burgers sold, he said staff were fully booked taking orders over the three days.

“It’s the third time round we’ve done it. We had a huge response last year,” he said. “This year I think we’ve matched that, which has been incredible.”

Staff member Claire Coad, 23, was one of many employees to volunteer over the weeekend. 

She said it was always a busy time and she was happy to help out.

“We’ve been all hands on deck,” she said. “It’s a great cause. We’re all really passionate about supporting the foundation. There’s a great community feel.”

The Otis Foundation began in Bendigo and now has 15 properties situated around Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. 

Mr Nash said people from the retreats had come into the store over the weekend in a show of support.

As part of the fund-raiser iPads were given away each day and a major prize of a trip for four to Sydney in a corporate jet was donated courtesy of MyJet.

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