SPCA fundraiser – a sweet success

Saturday’s event outside the PostShop Coastlands was a sweet success says SPCA spokesperson Annette Buckley.

“I was particularly worried about the weather forecast but on the day it turned out perfect! We had a steady flow of passers by, some stopping for cup cakes, others purchasing the range of merchandise we had for sale.”

Casper the four legged volunteer received plenty of pats from the public as they opened their wallets and gave generously. SPCA supporters and volunteers also gave generously of their time as well by making some home made cup cake creations and these, along with a kind donation from Windmill Quality Cake Shop, sold out fast! Pak-n-Save donated a $50 voucher towards our raffle which resulted in just on $900 being raised for the Kāpiti Animal Centre.

Mrs Buckley said even though the day was a big success it was just a sweetener for the big day next Monday the 30th.

“Bon Appetit at Mahara Place Waikanae are holding the most pawsome event I’ve heard of … Cup Cake Day for the SPCA – between 10am and 12 noon. Pooches and their owners are invited to come on down for a complimentary pup cake. Cup cakes for the humans will be on sale all day and collection boxes will be available for cash donations.

“Animals from the SPCA centre will make a guest appearance after 10am, not only as a social exercise for them but in the hope that we can find loving homes for them,” said Mrs Buckley.

All animals available for adoption can be viewed on Wellington SPCA’s website www.wellingtonspca.org.nz or phoning the centre at Waikanae Tel 293 4292.

Windmill Quality Cake Shop at Kāpiti Lights are also donating 50% of the proceeds of cup cake sales and there’ll be a donation box on their shop counter.

Mrs Buckley says, while the spirit of cup cake day is fun and lighthearted, the reason for running it is highly serious.

“The SPCA does not receive direct government funding and donations are vital to us.”