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You should purr-obably go. It’s going to be paw-some.
This Saturday 28 July, over 1000 amazing cupcakes will be for sale at South.Point shopping centre in Tuggeranong to launch RSPCA Cupcake Day. With free face painting, jumping castle and cupcake decorating with the RSPCA team, the day will be a fun way to raise much-needed funds for the important work the RSPCA does in Canberra.
Local bakers like The Baked Bloom, Cake Lovers, Three Desserts, Sweetzee Creations and more will be creating scrumptious treats for a good cause. Fiona Poole of Scrumdiddlyumptious Sweet Treats will reveal a giant cupcake, measuring 38 centimetres high, that can be won on the day. Last year, the South.Point Cupcake Day sold over 800 cupcakes and raised over $3,000. This year, the goal is $4,000.
“The reason South.Point got involved with the RSPCA is because it is such a great cause,” explains Marketing Manager Amy Foster. “RSPCA ACT continually works to achieve animal rights and rehome thousands of pets every year. Also, everyone loves cupcakes so why not get one and donate to a great cause.”
Aside from being delicious, the cupcakes sold on the day will save the lives of sick, neglected and abused animals in Australia. Just 25 cupcakes can cover one week of antibiotics for an animal recovering from surgery, and 50 cupcakes can desex a cat or dog so they can be adopted.
According to the RSPCA, it costs $25 per day per animal to provide the basic care for an animal at the shelter. This care includes providing an animal with a warm and safe place to sleep, bedding, socialisation and enrichment to keep them healthy before they find their forever homes. At any one time the organisation can have over 400 animals in care so every donation counts.
Over the last twelve months, the RSPCA ACT had one of their best years yet when it comes to animal welfare. Thanks to the hard work of staff and volunteers, for the first time ever the organisation rehomed over 91% of animals across all species of animals. The organisation was also successful in 12 prosecutions of animal cruelty offences in the ACT. RSPCA ACT completed the third year of their desexing program for felines, which aims to reduce the number of unwanted kittens they see come into the shelter. So far the program has been a success as there has been a 21% reduction in felines coming through the shelter in Weston.
If you can’t make it to the launch at South.Point, you can get involved by getting a group together and hosting an event at your workplace or home. This event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the organisation, and RSPCA ACT are aiming to raise $100,000 all up this year. Are you up for the challenge?
What: RSPCA Cupcake Day at South.Point
When: Saturday 28 July, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Centre Court, South.Point, Tuggeranong
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