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 Blue and Yellow Cupcakes for Ukraine.

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After watching the news on Ukraine and seeing the soldiers desperately trying to protect their homeland, Willow Kershaw wanted to do something to help.

The idea of a lunchtime BBQ with a sausage sizzle and selling baking on the last day of school was put into action. Willow approached Mr Nelson the school principal who gave permission. It was to be a gold coin donation day with sausages and cupcakes selling for $2.00 each.

Then began the preparation. Blue and Yellow the colours of the Ukrainian flag were chosen as the theme. Posters were designed and put up around town. Everyone was to come dressed in blue and yellow for the day. Vanilla and chocolate cupcakes were made and iced in blue and yellow. 

“They vanished so quickly I didn’t even have one myself,” said Willow. “However, my little sister Mae definitely did, and she said they were delicious.

My friends, Matilda Phillips, Gracie Purdy, Dusty Sleyer, Amna Otty and Adele Thom all helped.

One of the boys asked if I was going to use the money to buy bullets for Ukraine, and then someone shouted out that I was going to stop the war. I wish!!!!!!  The money is going to the NZ Red Cross Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine. In total we raised $1,470.10. $1,093.10 at school, $277.00 from the gold coin donation at P and K and another $100.00 donation. It was a fun day. We even painted faces in blue and yellow.” 

As Pip Kershaw said, “Sometimes the news for children can be quite overwhelming, but if you can do something, no matter how large or small, it all helps.”

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