Pyney’s Pie Day encourages locals to tuck into a pie and support Compass

L-R: Matt Norton (Kenilworth Bakery), Caitlin Larson (Compass trainee), Shaun Pyne, Sandra Brodie (Compass) Fraser Hogarth.

The second annual Pyney’s Pie Day will be held this Saturday September 3 with a record number of bakeries across Australia participating to help raise funds for local charity Compass.

Pyney’s Pie Day is the brainchild of Shaun Pyne, a former mortgage broker turned pie connoisseur and social media sensation whose social media site www.facebook.com/pyneyspiereviews regularly clocks up hundreds of thousands of views.

“Last year our inaugural Pyney’s Pie Day raised over $50,000 to help fund DV and mental health programs and after participating in a Compass Golf Day last year and then seeing the incredible work they do with their trainees at their Palmwoods farm, I knew we could make a real difference.

“I’m thrilled to have 69 bakeries across Australia including 15 from Caloundra to Gympie committed to participate this Saturday with $1 from the sale of each pie going straight to Compass.  I’m encouraging everyone to get into their local participating outlets as we aim to raise $100,000 this year and my long term fundraising goal is to hit $1 million from a single day of selling pies,” Shaun said.

Shaun and his wife have spent much of the past year travelling across Queensland and interstate, visiting small towns and supporting local bakeries by purchasing, eating, reviewing and promoting the humble pie and the town where they originate.

“Regional towns across Australia are doing it really tough and just like the local pub, family owned bakeries are the centrepiece of most towns but they are a dying breed. I’m keen to visit every pie shop in Australia to help promote tourism and the great pies from each town,” he said.

Compass Head of Business and Growth Sandra Brodie said she was thrilled Compass was chosen to be this year’s charity of choice for Pyney’s Pie Day.

“We just love everything that Shaun is doing and to be the beneficiary of this year’s fundraising is not only great for us financially, but it also helps raise awareness of the life changing work we undertake with all of our trainees.

“It’s such a fun yet simple way to fundraise, there’s a pie to suit almost every taste so it’s easy for everyone to participate and it’s really rewarding to know $1 from the sale of each pie goes direct to Compass,” Sandra added.

Participating Sunshine Coast bakeries:

  • Kenilworth Bakery – Kenilworth and Mooloolaba 
  • Woombye Bakery
  • Maleny Bakery 
  • The Pie Guy Maleny 
  • The Yard/Beach Rd Coffee Co
  • Pomona Bakery 
  • Peregian Bakery 
  • The German Bakehouse at Coolum and Cooroy 
  • The Bunker Smokehouse Gympie (doing Friday) 
  • Noosa Outlook Bakery 
  • Richies Bakery at Tewantin and Cooroy 
  • Ricks Artisan Pies and Sourdough – Noosa

To find this full list of participating bakery visit https://www.transformalife.org.au/home  

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