WATCH: Bosses get egged as staff crack it

CRACK UP: Tim McBride (L) Coles store manager and store support manager Daniel Cashmere have been left with egg on their faces, for a good cause.
CRACK UP: Tim McBride (L) Coles store manager and store support manager Daniel Cashmere have been left with egg on their faces, for a good cause. Patrick Woods

THERE was no chance of Tim McBride and Daniel Cashmere chickening out of this one.

The duo, store manager and store support manager of Coles Maroochydore, were given more than 10,000 reasons to be left with egg on their faces.

Mr McBride and Mr Cashmere were treated to a full-frontal assault from their team of employees.

From head shavings to leg-hair removal and a drenching of iced jelly, the two men were more than happy to cop it for a good cause.

Coles Maroochydore joined other stores across the state in raising money for Hummingbird House, a new Queensland children's hospice.


The store raised more than $10,000 for the facility, part of more than $400,000 raised by Coles across the state for Hummingbird House.

As part of the fundraising efforts the team at Coles Maroochydore were selling off eggs to be smashed on their managers' heads at $5 a pop.

The best part, their manager is a willing participant, so he can't crack it at his employees when they cover him in yolk.

"It was just a thing to pump the team up really to get over the $10,000 mark," Mr McBride said.

"It's such a very important cause, we try to support the community in all sorts of areas that we can.

"This one touched our hearts."

As he was plucking up the courage for his egging this morning Mr McBride said he was starting to worry about his clothing situation, unsure how he would hold up by the end of the treatment.

"I'm scraping, I've got to start looking for something to put on," he said with a laugh.

He said he was happy to "let anarchy go for a bit" and let his staff have some fun, aware it was all about humility and for a great cause.

Hummingbird House community relations manager Sonja Marsden said the community support for the $10 million facility which only officially opened on October 7 had been amazing.

The facility caters for children with life-limiting conditions that would see them die before the age of 18.

She said there were about 3700 families at any given time living with a child with these conditions and the Brisbane facility enabled families from across the state to come down, have care provided in one of the eight rooms with the family able to stay together in the facility, enabling parents to get a much-needed night off from playing carer.

Ms Marsden said the new facility provided not just end of life care, but also some respite from the rigours of caring for sick children.

"It's a statewide service," she said.

She said the funds raised would help with operational costs, staffing and services provided at the facility.

To learn more check out Hummingbird House on Facebook or click here to check out the website.


Topics:  childrens health coles community fundraising hummingbird house sunshine coast supermarket

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