Binningup girl bakes cakes for fire relief
Five-year-old Binningup resident Tia Lewis and her mother Amy Lewis have been baking cakes to raise money for the Harvey Hay Run.
Two cake stalls and a whole lot of flour later, the duo have raised more than $400 for the cause, which will help fire-affected communities in New South Wales.
The Kingston pre-primary student also sold her toys as part of the fundraiser.
“It was really sad seeing the fire hurt the people and the animals,” she said.
Tia’s mother said many people in the community supported the fundraiser.
“Lots of people just came down to donate money, Mrs Lewis said.
“It was great. We even had one lady with a sore foot who drove all the way down to the stall and donated $6 and then drove home.
“We wanted to donate to the fires and when we heard about the Hay Run, we thought we would help locally and show our support.”
The initiative was started by Cookernup cattle producers Belinda and Joe Hall.
It will bear fruit when South West farmers and truckers unite to escort 11 truckloads of hay to a fire-ravaged dairy community in NSW.
Tia and her mother will be holding another Binningup cake stall for the Harvey Hay Run on February 1.
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