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Cake fundraiser for the animals

Saturday, 18th January, 2020

Chris  Smith (left) and The Old Willyama Hotel’s Chelsea Ryan with some of the cakes being sold today to raise money to help bushfire-affected animals. PICTURE: Callum Marshall Chris Smith (left) and The Old Willyama Hotel’s Chelsea Ryan with some of the cakes being sold today to raise money to help bushfire-affected animals. PICTURE: Callum Marshall

Chris Smith and friends will hold a cake stall today at Coles Supermarket to raise money to help save native animals affected by the bushfires.

Ms Smith said she and her friends had been busy baking lots of cream cakes, bar cakes and loaves and that they will also be selling quiches and toffees.

The stall will open at 9am and stay open “until we run out of cakes,” she said.

Ms Smith said they had never run a fundraiser before but wanted to do whatever they could for the animals.

“It is so sad. I watched the news about the bushfires on TV but then I couldn’t bear watch it anymore,” she said.

Helping out Ms Smith and her friends is the Old Willyama Hotel which arranged for 12 twelve pallets of donated bushfire relief items to be sent to people in need earlier this week.

“From the cake stall and all monies that are raised, we’ve been speaking to Lindy Hunt from RRANA (Rescue and Rehabilitation of Native Animals) who’ll advise on where that money should be spent in regards to the injured animals from the bushfires,” said the Old Willyama Hotel’s Chelsea Ryan. 

“It’s been mentioned that the burn cream that they’re using is quite expensive so rather than asking people for the donations of products and that, we’ve gone to the cake stall for monetary donations so that we can afford to buy these creams to send over to Kangaroo Island.”

Ms Smith said that the money would most likely go towards animal wraps as well which would help cover burns.

She said that RRANA would be contacted after the cake stall took place about distributing the proceeds.

This week the BH Hospital donated to RRANA packages of medical supplies, which they will send to the Animal Rescue Collective in Salisbury, SA.

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