Local bakery rises to cupcake challenge
THIS year's Ipswich Cares fundraiser is off to a sweet start, with Puckles Bakery jumping on board to help the cause.
The Ipswich-based bakery will donate 25 cents from each cupcake sold throughout September to the fundraiser, which begins on Sunday.
The aim of the project is for Ipswich residents to donate $1 each, which will be directed overseas to communities in need.
Ipswich Cares, through Compassion Australia, has supported everything from clean drinking water in Bangladesh to kitchen facilities in North India.
Ipswich City Councillor David Morrison said funds from this year's event would go to a project in Nepal.
"The money will go towards an Ipswich school that is doing a humanitarian course, whether it is in Australia or overseas," he said.
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said it was a great way to get recognition for Ipswich on a global scale.
"What makes a city great is the way we treat others shows compassion," he said.
Puckles' retail operational manager Rebecca Wilson said it was an easy decision for the bakery to get on board with the fundraiser.
"What's so great is that it's all about the people of Ipswich working together to support those who need it most," she said.