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Barnardos Australia Marketing Director, Manisha Amin, accepts a cheque from Mrs. Fields CEO, Andrew Benefield.

Mrs. Fields recently partnered with Barnardos Gifts for Kids program for their ‘Moments Made Better Weekend’ fundraiser that aimed to help support thousands of children suffering abuse, neglect and homelessness around our nation.

The promotion, which swept through selected stores across Australia on the 28 and 29 November, saw Mrs. Fields raise $5,500 by donating 50 cents from every soft baked cookie sold.

“On behalf of everyone at Barnardos Australia, I would like to thank both Mrs. Fields and their customers who bought cookies in support of Barnardos Gifts for Kids. We are extremely grateful for your generosity,” said Manisha Amin, Marketing Director, Barnardos Australia.

“Christmas is a joyful time for most of us, but for the thousands of Australian children affected by abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness it is a painful reminder of everything they don’t have. This contribution from Mrs. Fields will help Barnardos Australia buy gifts for thousands of vulnerable children. These gifts will give these children Christmas cheer, and most importantly bring them hope."

Mrs. Fields set a target to sell 10,000 cookies over the ‘Moments Made Better Weekend’. With the help of generous customers, stores cracked the target and managed to sell a total of 10,087 treats.

“We are proud of our ongoing support and partnership with Barnardos Gifts for Kids. It goes to show that no matter how small donations may be, they can a big difference to a child in need this Christmas,” said Andrew Benefield, CEO, Mrs. Fields.

To help Australian children in need this Christmas, donate to Barnardos Gifts for Kids here www.barnardos.org.au/giftsforkids.

For more information on Mrs. Fields, call on (02) 9472 8555 or visit www.mrsfields.com.au