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