Kids rally to help save wildlife

From left, Jamie Gregory, 10, Jackson Kennedy,8, Jessica Kennedy,11, and Louisa Gregory, 12, selling homemade goods to raise money for Wildlife Victoria.

By Jessica Anstice

Four young children set up a stall in Lakeside, selling homemade sweets to raise much-needed funds for Wildlife Victoria.

The four children, Jamie and Louisa Gregory, and Jackson and Jessica Kennedy, were inspired to run the cake stall after seeing bushfires on the news and hearing the lives of over one billion animals, including thousands of koalas, have been claimed.

“We felt like we wanted to help the animals that are now almost extinct like the koalas,” one of the children said.

“We wanted to help some way, it was very sad seeing it on TV.”

After two full days of working hard in the kitchen, baking cupcakes, cookies, brownies and fruitcake, the children set up in front of Pie and Mighty on Lakeside Boulevard in Pakenham on Friday 24 January.

Sold out before lunchtime, the children raised a total of $433. 

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