Friday, August 28, 2009

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2009

I got all excited when I recently read an article in the local paper about the fundraiser for the RSPCA. It was as simple as 1,2,3...or so I thought. 1: I registered with the RSPCA to become a volunteer baker.2: I started making small figurines made out of sugar paste to be placed on each cupcake, which took more than a few hours/days to there ends the simple part because 3: finding people to buy the cupcakes...well! lest just say that was the hardest part. I approached several people only to be knocked thank you or not interested. Its a shame...when the same people see an add for a homeless dog or an injured animal they make all the uuuuhhh and ahhhhhs but when it comes down to actually donating or helping raise money for a charity that helps millions of animals every year...the answer was a simple NO. I shed several tears over this, given the fact that the RSPCA receive less than 2% of the governments funding and I wanted to do my best to help. But as luck may have it, I did find genuine people, who even though did not have pets of their own, did not hesitate in donating or purchasing cupcakes to help the RSPCA.

This is a big THANK YOU to all of you from me and Mya (our 3yr old Labrador ). Thank you Harry, Jane, Linah, Jin, Shafali, Supriya, Smitha and Heather. Your donations have been forwarded to the RSPCA. I am still hopeful and so I hope for a better result next year.

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