RESIDENTS at Mercy Place Mandurah are fighting cruelty with cupcakes this month as they take part in the sweetest fundraiser of the year, Cupcake Day for RSPCA.
The self-confessed animal lovers will be rolling up their sleeves to bake, ice, sell, share and eat dozens of cupcakes in a bid to raise funds to help the thousands of sick, injured and neglected animals RSPCA WA deals with each year.
Mercy Place service manager Christina Venables said seniors at the home were huge animal lovers who, when they read about the fun fundraiser, wanted to help make a difference.
“When our residents heard about Cupcake Day, they jumped at the chance to combine a morning tea for friends and family while helping raise much-needed funds,’’ she said.
“Even though animal cruelty is something we all find hard to think about, most of our residents owned animals in their younger days.”
Cupcake Day is on August 21 but also throughout August .
The RSPCA relies on fundraising activities for more than 90 per cent of its funding.