Sweet treat for animals

Friday, 17th August, 2012

Kacee Milnes, pictured with Oscar, is doing her bit for the RSPCA Cupcake Day by holding a stall at the football tomorrow. Kacee Milnes, pictured with Oscar, is doing her bit for the RSPCA Cupcake Day by holding a stall at the football tomorrow.

By Emily Roberts

Are you an animal lover and a sweet-tooth? Then the RSPCA Cupcake Day is just for you.

On Monday cupcake cooks across the nation will descend on their schools and workplaces with batches of delicious cupcakes made using cage-free eggs in exchange for donations to the RSPCA.

The RSPCA is not a government-funded charity. It receives less than two per cent of its money from the government. As such, the RSPCA relies heavily on fundraising activities like Cupcake Day and the generosity of its supporters.

In Broken Hill, Kacee Milnes will be holding a cupcake stall at the Jubilee Oval tomorrow at 1.00pm.

She said the girls' South Football team had offered to help her by providing cupcakes and other sweets.

"I'll be selling cupcakes and cakes and will have a raffle to be drawn on the day as well," Kacee said.

"I've set myself a goal of $500 and hope to reach that easily with the help of them all."

Kacee is already on her way, having raised $130 so far.

"So, hopefully, I will get to $500 and whatever else on top," she said.

Kacee said she wanted to help the RSPCA because they were always helpful to her.

"The RSPCA has always helped with anything. My mum breeds dogs and the after-hours hotline has helped us out a lot," she said.

"I have never done anything like this before, but it was pretty easy to do. You go online, apply then they send you a pack."

Kacee said she would really like everyone to come out and buy a cake.

"If you can't make it, you can donate online," she said.

"As little as $40 can microchip a cat or dog to ensure they always find their way home."

To sponsor Kacee visit www.fundraise.rspcacupcakeday. com.au/milnes For more information visit www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au or call (02) 9782 4494.