Baking sale benefits Wildbase birds
Passionate about birds, a nine year old from Kairanga School has raised an impressive $400 towards Wildbase Hospital and Wildbase Recovery.
Mia Abernethy discovered Wildbase during the publicly held Wildbase Recovery Tales at the Globe earlier this year. During the talk, Massey University’s Dr Brett Gartrell shared some patient case studies, including a crooked-beak kiwi that received treatment at Wildbase Hospital.
When Mia learned that Wildbase Recovery was fundraising to provide rehabilitation aviaries to help native wildlife recover from illness and injury after specialised treatment at the hospital, she wanted to do something to help the birds.
‘‘Each of them are special, and I don’t want to see any of them become extinct.’’
With her family, Mia came up with the idea of holding a bake sale at school. Enlisting her friends, and receiving support from Kairanga School staff, the bake sale raised $400, to be donated evenly between Wildbase Hospital and Wildbase Recovery.
Now Mia is looking forward to seeing Wildbase Recovery being built so everyone will be able to see native species not usually available for public view.
Eden Knox and Isla Ebbett (both age 2) play in puddles in the city’s Bledisloe Park.