Help­ful cup­cakes

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

STU­DENTS and par­ents at St Au­gus­tine’s in Moss­man en­joyed tasty cup­cakes yes­ter­day and raised $330 for the Can­cer Coun­cil’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea.

On Mon­day the Prep stu­dents had fun dec­o­rat­ing 200 cup­cakes do­nated by Sweetly Sliced owner Rochelle Petris, who came in to give them a hand cov­er­ing the cup­cakes in ic­ing and sprin­kles.

‘‘It was a great way to get in­volved with the kids and help raise money for the can­cer coun­cil,’’ Rochelle said.

The hard­est de­ci­sions for the prep stu­dents was which sprin­kles to coat the de­li­cious cup­cakes.

Teacher Ali­son Pendle­bury said rais­ing money to help cure can­cer is close to the heart.

‘‘I lost my dad to can­cer and last year Mrs Devlin the prin­ci­pal, her hus­band is a can­cer sur­vivor,’’ she said.

‘‘We have lost kids and par­ents and this is an easy to for the kids to help.

‘‘Even though at this age they do not un­der­stand the rea­sons be­hind it, my class has been do­ing it for four years and they love help­ing.

‘‘The par­ents used to do­nate the patty-cakes but this year Rochelle’s done it and that is just fan­tas­tic.’’

The cup­cakes were sold yes­ter­day at a morn­ing tea for the par­ents, who also do­nated money to the cause, to help ex­ceed their tar­get of $300.


PREPS PREP­PING: Sweetly Sliced’s Rochelle Petris helps Caleb Ue­tara and Brooke Harold dec­o­rate their cup cakes

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