Cup­cakes to de­light all crea­tures

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - VIC­TO­RIA NU­GENT

A GRAPHIC de­signer with a pas­sion for bak­ing will try to sell 3000 cup­cakes in a month to raise money for the RSPCA.

Tral­isa Jarvis ( pic­tured) said she was aim­ing to raise $ 10,000 for RSPCA Cup­cake Day by run­ning mar­ket stalls and tak­ing or­ders through­out Au­gust.

“I signed up last year and my goal was $ 500 but I raised $ 2000 so this year I thought I’d raise the bar and set more of a chal­lenge for my­self,” she said. “I’ve fig­ured out I need to bake around 3000 but I’ll prob­a­bly bake more.”

Ms Jarvis has been of­fered the use of the kitchen at Broth­ers Leagues Club where she works to help with her quest.

She said she loves bak­ing cup­cakes so the fundraiser was a good fit for her.

“I’m re­ally pas­sion­ate about an­i­mal wel­fare,” she said. “I can imag­ine just how much this money will help the RSPCA fight an­i­mal cru­elty and im­prove the lives of all an­i­mals, so I’m more de­ter­mined than ever to reach my tar­get.”

The 25- year- old adopted her own cat, Ir­ish, from the Townsville RSPCA shel­ter, adding to her pas­sion for the cause.

“I’ve wanted to give back to the RSPCA more than ever af­ter adopt­ing Ir­ish and have en­cour­aged all my friends to adopt shel­ter an­i­mals and sup­port the RSPCA in any way they can too,” she said.

Ms Jarvis will take or­ders through her Baked by Tral­isa Face­book page and run stalls at Cot­ters Mar­kets.

Pic­ture: WES­LEY MONTS

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