Fundraiser helps SPCA

South Waikato News - - Your Health - LUKE KIRKEBY

There were more than a few ex­cited stu­dents at Toko­roa In­ter­me­di­ate dur­ing its an­nual cup­cake fundraiser for the South Waikato SPCA.

A mas­sive 900 cup­cakes were made and sold with all pro­ceeds go­ing to help for the care of an­i­mals in the district.

Or­gan­iser and teacher aide Sharon Neho said there was an over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive re­sponse to the day.

‘‘We have been do­ing it for six or seven years now and it is about en­cour­ag­ing chil­dren to start look­ing af­ter their pets and an­i­mals be­cause it means they will grow up in a bet­ter com­mu­nity and the kids love it,’’ she said.

Neho said the teach­ers made just over 700 of the cup­cakes and the stu­dents and par­ents helped out with the rest.

‘‘We don’t take part in the na­tional fundraiser, this is a com­mu­nity thing be­cause we want the money to stay lo­cally,’’ she said.

‘‘The par­ents were en­cour­aged to do­nate and the kids love com­ing in to help us bake. We hope for the best ev­ery year and man­aged to raise $900 last year so hope­fully we will have a sim­i­lar re­sult this time around.’’

She said the school had given a wish list to the SPCA out­lin­ing the things it hoped any money raised would be spent on.

‘‘The main thing we would like to see the money go to­wards is shade cloth for cats and dogs,’’ she said.

PHOTO: LUKE KIRKEBY/ FAIR­FAX NZ

The 900 cup­cakes make for a colour­ful dis­play dur­ing Toko­roa In­ter­me­di­ate’s re­cent SPCA fundraiser.

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