FIVE budding philanthropists, Emina, Stella, Rocco, Florence and Millie, tested their baking talents by holding a cake stall over the school holidays, raising $504 for Rosebud Hospital.
The children chose Rosebud because they had all been there at some time and thought it was a wonderful hospital, Sunny Shaw, whose daughter Emina was one of the stallholders at the hospital, said. When it was suggested that they do something to give back to the community in the school holidays five entrepreneurial friends decided a cake stall was in order. Shaw said they investigated some popular recipes and went on to bake a range of cakes and slices.
On the stall’s first day, each item was priced at $1 but, as the group’s cooking skills improved, prices went up to $1.50 and profits soared.
Patients, staff and visitors couldn’t get enough of the top sellers such as hedgehog and raspberry and white chocolate muffins.
“The dynamic little team have all expressed how good they felt raising money and taking it in to the hospital,” Shaw said.
“They loved making and baking, and Coles heard about it and gave them all the ingredients for free.”
All five plan to run their cake stall in the next school holidays.
A Peninsula Health spokesperson said the service was delighted with the generous donation, which would help pay for life-saving equipment for Rosebud Hospital.