Date: 03 September 2014
A group of students from Tauranga Waldorf School have put their baking skills to good use in an effort to raise money for DOC’s work with Māui dolphins.
After hosting two fundraising events at their school, the girls raised a massive $612!
The girls that put on the fundraising events: Emsea Akers, Fiona Balfour, Maia McCauley, Olivia-Kate Aplin, Mia Bartissol, Ella Rose McCormick, Mariana Powell and Veerle ten Have (absent: Madison Asher-Law)
The bake sale was a hit with the other kids at school
Both events involved a bake sale and raffle, with the prize at stake being a voucher to swim with dolphins. Local company Orca Wild Adventures got on board and donated the vouchers toward the cause.
DOC staff are super impressed and would like to say a huge thank you to the girls for all their hard work!
The money they raised will go towards the production of more bumper stickers to help raise awareness about māui dolphin.
This is the third fundraising project that the group have been involved with. Last term they raised enough to sponsor two kiwi chicks at Operation Nest Egg in Rotorua's Rainbow Springs, and the year before they gifted their funds to SPCA.
It's wonderful to see young people getting out there and making a real difference - keep up the great work!
The money raised will go towards these bumper stickers
The girls were also spreading the word about Māui dolphins with the other students - awesome!