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Banjo's Stay ChatTY

November 1, 2015

Banjo’s partners with local charity to make a difference.

Recent discussions between Banjo’s Corporation and Relationships Australia ambassador Mitch McPherson has resulted in the two groups teaming up to increase awareness of a cause that is close to the hearts of many Tasmanian’s.
“Banjo’s is proud to be a major sponsor of SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY and to also help raise awareness of the charity and suicide prevention throughout the community” said Banjo’s Managing Director, Jessica Saxby, “We are supportive of the work Mitch and SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY do to unite everyone and help make change to prevent suicide.”
A Tasmanian business with 35 stores and more on the way, Banjo’s Bakery Cafés are well placed to increase the reach and get the message into numerous regions throughout Tasmania and on the mainland.
“Our staff and customers were excited to be involved even before the promotion started” she said, “We hope to raise substantial funds by donating 50c from every large coffee sold in November to SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY.”

Banjo’s Stay ChatTY

If you would like to donate go to the SPEAK Up! Stay ChatTY website

For any questions regarding the above please contact Karen Ahern – Banjo’s Corporation or phone 0428 115 220

Celebrity Cake Decorating in the Mall

April 27, 2015

Cake Decorating Challenge winners Glenorchy Mayor, Kristy Johnston and John X with Banjo’s CEO Jessica Saxby.

Banjo’s helped Cystic Fibrosis launch their 65 Roses Challenge by organising a cake decorating celebrity challenge.

Team A: Hobart Lord Mayor, Sue Hickey and Tassie Tigers Cricketer Luke Butterworth.
Team B: John X (Actor and comedian) and Glenorchy Mayor Alderman Kristie Johnson.
Team C: Hon Adriana Taylor (MLC for Elwick) and another Tassie Tigers cricketer Ben Dunk

In teams of two, celebrities had to ice a chocolate slab cake with the CF rose logo. Contestants were judged on teamwork and creativity. The event was a lot of fun and attracted a good crowd on the day.

Banjo's Sailing Success

February 20, 2015

Banjo’s Shoreline was the naming rights sponsor of the recent Crown Series Regatta, held last weekend on the 13 – 15 February 2015. More than 80 keelboats entered the 2015 series, with a fleet of 13 boats in the Racing Group 1, headed by Sydney to Hobart racing yacht Cougar II. The event attracted several thousand sailors from around the state, plus their families and supporters.

As naming rights sponsors Banjo’s received considerable exposure over the weekend which included news coverage, news stories in the Mercury and other various sports media. Additionally the Banjo’s logo was displayed prominently both on websites and throughout the event. Continue reading “Banjo’s Sailing Success”

Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta

February 12, 2015

Banjo’s Shoreline has taken up race honors to become the naming right sponsor of the Crown Series Bellerive Regatta. More than 80 keel boats have entered for the 2015 series, with a fleet of 13 boats in the Racing Group 1, headed by Sydney Hobart racing yacht Cougar II.

Banjo’s Shoreline provides food for the event and continues to build a strong relationship with the Bellerive Yacht Club. The weekends events are scheduled to run from the 13 to the 15 February 2015 and the series is now firmly consolidated as the premier sailing event in Tasmania.

Bandanna Day at Banjo's

October 31, 2014

Banjo’s Hobart supports many charities and community groups over the course of the year. The Bandanna Day at Banjo’s is one of these donations. It is small in size but big in heart. Each year the bakery supports CanTeen Australia by donating delicious sandwich and sweet platters to help feed those raising money for Bandanna Day around the streets of Hobart.

CanTeen Australia supports young people living with cancer and to find out more about this great organisation or to make an online donation, visit their web page –

Banjo's takes on the RAW Challenge!

October 28, 2014

A motivated team of Banjo’s staff members tackled the RAW Challenge on Saturday 25th October 2014!

It was a beautiful sunny day, with lots of fun, laughs, team work and MUD!

The 8km course had 30 different obstacles from trudging through mud, crawling under cargo nets, climbing over hurdles, mud slides, monkey bars and much more.

There was great morale and spirit from all teams involved and is a fantastic way to kick start a healthier lifestyle in a fun environment with friends!

Raw Challenge events encompass a range of courses designed to test participant’s strength, stamina and agility, as they bring together fun and fitness to give you a great sense of achievement. Participants can choose to walk or run each track and make the course as hard or easy as they desire. Athletes can time themselves as they run and conquer all obstacles while others may choose to walk with friends and at times may bypass obstacles.

Check out their web page for dates on the next RAW Challenge –

Banjo's NW supports North West Thunder

May 21, 2014

Banjo’s four North-West stores, Burnie, Latrobe, Devonport and Ulverstone have been major sponsors of the North-West Thunder Basketball team for nearly three years now.

Recently the team were involved in the Junior Basketball School Holiday Clinic, run over four days. The clinic had a fantastic turn out with more than 50 future basketball stars attend, ranging in age from 8-13, from all along the North West coast. Banjo’s North-West stores provided lunch for the kids over the four days, as well as providing vouchers for free party pies, sausage rolls and hot drinks for each kids merchandise pack.

Banjo’s four North West stores proudly support the North-West Thunder Basketball team with costs of uniforms, gear, events and a yearly donation of 80 platters for the team.

For more information on the North-West Thunder Basketball team please go to

Banjo's raise $21k for Cystic Fibrosis

July 15, 2013

Banjo’s Bakery Café raised a grand total of $21,047.50 for Cystic Fibrosis, in May 2013, by donating 50c from every large coffee sold – that’s a lot of coffees!

Thank you to everyone who bought a large coffee and helped us to raise such a huge amount for such a good cause! We were thrilled with the success of this fundraiser and were so pleased to be able to help out.

Presenting the giant cheque in Banjo’s Hobart, is Banjo’s Managing Director, Jess Saxby with the President of Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania, Scott Lancaster & Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania Board Member, Rob Rowell.