THE Padbury Adventurer Girl Guides are decorating cupcakes to fundraise for all creatures great and small.
The group started decorating sweet treats yesterday – a whole week before the annual RSPCA Cupcake Day fundraiser on August 21 – just so they could keep up with growing demand for orders.
Unit leader Jackie Wann baked the cupcakes, which 20 Girl Guides will decorate and sell for $2 each.
Mrs Wann said the group had been doing the fundraiser since 2009 and last year made more than 120 cupcakes.
She said they were planning to make twice as many this year, and the girls would decorate them as animals, including pigs, spiders, rabbits and sheep.
“Over the past couple of years, we’ve had that many orders that we have struggled to get it done,” she said.
The group meets at the Fleur Fraeme Pavilion in Padbury every Monday from 5-7pm.
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Local businesses, including Western Keys Real Estate in Joondalup, Friendlies Chemist in Banksia Grove and Mercy Place in Edgewater, are also holding fundraisers for the RSPCA Cupcake Day on August 21.
Meanwhile, animal lovers at Mercy Place aged care facility in Edgewater are equally busy baking up a storm for the same cause.
Rescue dog Poppy visited the residents to provide encouragement but service manager Helen Fullarton said the residents needed no urging to contribute.
“When our residents heard about Cupcake Day, they jumped on the opportunity to combine a morning tea for friends and family while helping to raise much-needed funds for RSPCA WA,” she said.
“Animal cruelty is something we all find hard to think about, and the majority of our residents have owned animals in their younger years and so have been keen to help raise money for animal welfare services across the State.
“Our residents also love baking, icing, and eating cupcakes, and the fact that by doing so we can raise money for the RSPCA is just the icing on the cake.”
To host an event or donate, visit rspcacupcakeday.com.au.