Sweet treats as cash for char­ity

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - REXINE HAWES

Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices vet nurse Christina Janse van Rens­burg and re­tail per­son­nel Teresa Hay­den are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to sup­port them by buy­ing or con­tribut­ing cup­cakes to sell for the Au­gust 15 SPCA Cup­cake Day fundraiser.

If you have a sweet tooth and a heart for an­i­mals, then make sure you visit Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices on Au­gust 15.

The Team from Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the SPCA Cup­cake Day fundraiser.

The fundraiser is in its 8th year. Last year 1650 peo­ple, 60 com­pa­nies and 298 schools par­tic­i­pated and raised over $390,000 to help fight an­i­mal cru­elty.

The SPCA re­ceives no gov­ern­ment fund­ing and re­lies on the com­mu­nity and cor­po­rate sup­port­ers to fund all their ser­vices. All the pro­ceeds from Cup­cake Day go di­rectly to­wards help­ing aban­doned, abused and ne­glected an­i­mals.

Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices vet nurse Christina Janse van Rens­burg says the ser­vice de­cided to be a part of Cup­cake Day be­cause as a vet prac­tise it deals with many an­i­mals in need of help.

‘‘We see so many stray, aban­doned and ne­glected an­i­mals come in, we thought it would be great to be a part of Cup­cake Day, sup­port the SPCA and make lots of money for them so they can pro­vide an­i­mals with shel­ter and food.’’

With a team of five cup­cake bak­ers from within the Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices team, Christina says peo­ple can be as­sured of a wide range of de­li­cious, funky look­ing cup­cakes to choose from, each one for a gold coin do­na­tion. One hun­dred per cent of the funds go­ing to the SPCA.

Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices also par­tic­i­pated last year and do­nated just over $210.

Mem­bers of the team took the cup­cakes from busi­ness to busi­ness, which Christina says they will prob­a­bly do again this year.

They are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to con­trib­ute cup­cakes to sell, or peo­ple can place or­ders, re­quest­ing a cer­tain quan­tity.

Or­ders will need to be placed by no later Fri­day, Au­gust 12 and can be col­lected from Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices on Tainui Street next Mon­day from 8am.

Any­one with or­ders or ques­tions can con­tact Stephanie Pick­ett at Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices on 888 8197.

Janse van Rens­burg and Teresa Hay­den from Mata­mata Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices are par­tic­i­pat­ing in SPCA Cup­cake Day.

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