Last Christmas, Tulip and her friend Catherine decided they wanted to help make a difference to the lives of animals.
“Every year our street puts up amazing Christmas lights and every year lots of people come to see them. I like to take advantage of this by raising money for a charity with a few friends.
My friend Catherine and I are very passionate about animals and decided we wanted to help make a difference to the animals in the RSPCA’s care.
The reason we chose RSPCA was because we believe every animal deserves the right to have a place to stay and to be cared for, especially over Christmas.
I called up the RSPCA and sorted out all the necessary details. We started brain storming ideas on how to raise money.
We realised we both loved baking so we set to work and started cooking cupcakes and cookies!
We made shortbread, smartie cookies, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread, chocolate cupcakes, cookies and cream cupcakes, red velvet cupcakes and even paw print meringues.
A table was set up out the front in our driveway and put a sign up. We started marketing on social media and giving people information on what we were about to do. The RSPCA provided us with a donation tin which was great.
At around 8pm was when it got busy but we worked from 7 till 10:30pm for three nights in a row.
We made about $100 dollars a night which was way more than we expected and we are really happy with the outcome. In total we raised $330!
One of the people who visited our stall happened to be a journalist for the local paper. She wanted to interview us and cover our story, which she did. We ended up making the front cover of two local paper which was pretty exciting for us and the RSPCA.”
If you would like to fundraise for RSPCA, just like Tulip and Catherine please visit www.rspcasa.org.au/community-fundraising.