Banknock pizza bonanza coins in over £700 for Forth Valley Royal intensive care unit

A family made good use of their outdoor oven to bake 100 pizzas to feed the masses and raise cash for a good cause at the same time.

By James Trimble
Monday, 13th April 2020, 6:52 pm
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 6:53 pm

Sandra and Casey Toner dished out the pizzas to the youngsters of the village on the corner of Laburnum Road and Maple Place between 5pm and 7.30pm last Thursday, just before the weekly neighbourhood applause for the NHS at 8pm.

Not only did the event give youngsters a bit of fun to share together – at a safe distance, of course – it also collected £760 for Forth Valley Royal Hospital’s intensive care unit.

“Thanks to all who helped make this possible and for all the support from the people of Banknock,” said Sandra.

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Sandra and Casey Toner get busy at their oven for Banknock's big pizza bonanza

The idea came from children who needed something to take their minds off the long days of lockdown.

Sandra said: “The kids were bored and needed a wee bit of socialising with their friends, but obviously not too close. We have this big pizza oven in our garden, so we thought we could make pizza for them all.”

Arlene Donnachie advertised the event on the Banknock Banter Facebook page and the response was immediate and bookings for a “pizza” the action began flooding in.

The family set up the pizza boxes on a big table so the children could come along at their allotted time slots to pick them up and take them away to enjoy.

Families came from far and near to enjoy the pizzas

The family has also placed a bucket on the table so people could make donations to Forth Valley Royal Hospital intensive care unit.