SPURRED on by confronting images on the television news every night, a 10-year-old girl has raised $800 by herself for those affected by the eastern states bushfire crisis.
Saddened by pictures of distressed people whose lives had been turned upside down by the bushfires, Isabella Kronberger was inspired to raise money for them.
She settled on a bake sale and on Saturday took to Port Coogee Village Shopping Centre, armed with a few hundred cupcakes and a desire to help those who needed it most.
Like so many children on their school break, Isobella has been moved by the sad images and stories from fire-ravaged communities and wanted to help in any way she could.
“I can imagine those affected from the bushfires were struggling in the situation, so I wanted to do something to help,” she said.
She chose a cupcake sale because she thought they might be popular and she was right, with the $800 she raised set to be pledged to the Red Cross’ Disaster Relief and Recovery appeal.
“I was so happy because all of that money could make a big difference to everyone affected by the bush fires,” she said.
Isabella’s mother Kathryn said her daughter came up with the initiative herself and had hoped to raise a couple of hundred dollars.
They were both blown away by the community response.
“The generosity of locals was amazing and Isabella was so ecstatic with the outcome,” she said.