RSPCA WA Seeks Sweet Treats for Animals in Need

RSPCA WA Seeks Sweet Treats for Animals in Need

Maddington resident and RSPCA WA Junior Ambassador, Lachlan Bolger, will be donning his apron and dusting off his cupcake trays in readiness for the launch of RSPCA WA’s sweetest fundraising event of the year, which seeks to raise funds for the thousands of sick, injured and neglected animals.

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA will officially take place on Monday 20 August and the animal welfare organisation is calling on all West Australian animal lovers to join Lachlan and bake, ice and share dozens of cakes to help provide vital welfare services for animals across the State.

11-year-old Lachlan has already demonstrated his commitment to animal welfare, after starting his own business - Nummy Nibbles - which sees him baking home-made dog treats, the profits of which he donates to animal charities, including RSPCA WA.

The concept for RSPCA’s annual fundraiser Cupcake Day is simple: On Monday 20 August  - or in fact on any day throughout the month – Cupcake Day hosts can hold a morning or afternoon tea at their workplace, at home or with friends, bake a batch or two of cupcakes and raise money, with every dollar going to help animals in need. 

Cupcake Day hosts all receive a host kit containing helpful tips, recipe ideas, a cute oven-shaped donation box and posters and bunting to decorate their event. Those who raise $20 also receive a special edition RSPCA Cupcake Day Recipe book, containing a range of traditional and vegan recipes, as well as home-made treats for pups. 

Everyone who raises $100 goes in the draw to win one of eight Nesspresso DeLonghi Inissia Capsule coffee machines from The Good Guys. 

And all hosts who bank their donations by 7 September go in the draw to win a trip for two to Tassie including return economy flights, three nights’ accommodation at the Henry Jones Hotel, and a range of great foodie-inspired tours.

To find out more or to register, please visit    

RSPCA WA Interim CEO Ben Cave said Cupcake Day was a fun way for animal lovers to help make a difference and raise much-needed funds for those animals who need it most.

"We are appealing to all West Australians who love animals to help fight animal cruelty by adding a little sweetness to their lives in August and registering for this year’s Cupcake Day for the RSPCA,” Mr Cave said.

“Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is all about baking, eating and most importantly raising funds. West Australians have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last 10 years, which has gone towards the vital care and services needed to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of animals.”

"Even though animal cruelty is something people often don’t want to think about, the fact is that every dollar counts when it comes to rescue work and so we'd really appreciate people showing their support for animals in need by participating in this important fundraiser,” adds Mr Cave.

“But the biggest winners are the animals in need across Western Australia, whose lives are directly impacted by every dollar raised through Cupcake Day.”

RSPCA WA relies on donations and community support for over 90 per cent of the funds required to sustain its animal protection work. 

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