by Louise Schoneveld

Throughout August the students and staff of RSES have been baking cupcakes to raise money for the RSPCA shelter in the ACT.

We had a magnificent team of bakers that operated under the team name RSES Cupcake Warriors.

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On the 15th of August, we held the official cupcake day! It was a wonderful day with over 350 items baked.

Cupcake Day 2016

We had a number of different prizes on the day:

Most Delicious Cupcakes - Paula Castillo Gonzalez
Lemon, Tiramisu and Passionfruit – Paula Castillo Gonzalez Most Delicious Cupcakes

 

Mini Pavlova - Laura Stone Most Delicious Item that is not a cupcake
Mini Pavlova – Laura Stone
Most Delicious Item that is not a cupcake

 

Honey Almond Bees - Rachel Wood Most Animalistic Cupcake
Honey Almond Bees – Rachel Wood
Most Animalistic Cupcake

 

Mashmellow Sheep - Laura Crisp Runner Up - Animalistic Cupcake
Mashmellow Sheep – Laura Crisp
Runner Up – Animalistic Cupcake

 

Tiny Cupcakes - Hannah James Most Cupcakes Baked by a Single Baker
Tiny Cupcakes – Hannah James
Most Cupcakes Baked by a Single Baker

It was a very successful day with $361 made on the cupcake day alone, bringing the total fundraising effort to:

$1,151.45

To reward our wonderful fundraising effort we had a very special visitor from the RSPCA to thank us for helping her out. Meet Cherry, the RSPCA puppy, and (just some) of our wonderful bakers.

Visit from the RSPCA

This is the 3rd year I have organised the cupcake day for the RSPCA, in 2014 we raised $650.50, in 2015 we raised $1,106.45 and this year we raised even more!

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At the RSPCA, every animal has a story. I met this little girl in the cattery hanging out with 2 other kittens, but she looks a bit different to her friends. I asked the volunteer what had happened and she said that the little kitten, Amber, had been found with severely burnt ears. They think she may have been sleeping near a car engine for warmth. They were so badly burnt they needed to be amputated. Without the RSPCA this little kitten would have had a horrible, short life. Now she is feeling better and has somewhere warm to stay while she waits for her forever family.

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There are many animals at the RSPCA looking for their forever homes. In 2014 I found my kitten, Monkey at the RSPCA shelter. She is a great addition to my family. If you have ever thought about getting a pet, look at the RSPCA Adopt a Pet website and consider adopting a pet rather than shopping for one.

About the RSPCA

The RSPCA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the voice for the animals of Australia. We defend their dignity and fight to stop cruelty. We offer shelter, medical attention, education and love. We are animal protectors, carers and guardians. We bring solace to the abandoned, injured and surrendered. We prosecute those who would harm them and we fight for the humane treatment of all living things. But our job does not stop at animals. We believe behind every animal is a human being who is in need of encouragement, guidance and help.

RSPCA ACT has just celebrated our 60th birthday at our current location in Weston Creek. Just as we have done at the beginning of our organisation’s history, we continue to help, protect and advocate for better welfare for animals in our local community.