Hospital helps out

Holly ThompsonSound Telegraph
Warnbro Veterinary nurse Natasha Scott with joey Bindi
Camera IconWarnbro Veterinary nurse Natasha Scott with joey Bindi Credit: .

Staff at Warnbro Veterinary Hospital have shown their love and support for animals affected by the devastating bushfires over east, by raising $1200 for NSW wildlife charity WIRES.

Some of the money raised was also handed out to local organisations Rockingham Fire and Rescue Service and River Wren Rescue, a local centre which helps with wildlife rehabilitation.

Veterinarian and hospital owner Katie Currie said her team had organised the whole event in nine days. “My team are so positive, not one said it wouldn’t be possible to organise so fast,” she said.

“They rallied around calling companies for raffle donations, we put out requests for baked goods from friends and family and called upon our local community to volunteer their time and help out.

“The cake stall was a massive success, Bree’s Cake Creations was centre-stage with her beautiful cupcakes and Dapper Wrapper supplied some edible toppers saying Thank God for our Fireys.”

The event also included a raffle, a sausage sizzle, a plant and garage sale, a fitness class, face painting and a visit from rescued animals at River Wren Rescue, and firefighters from the Rockingham station.

A silent auction for a print of a koala by local artist Trilby Glen raised $200 of the total, which will be given directly to WIRES.

“My amazing team at Warnbro Vets managed to pull off a successful fundraiser,” Ms Currie said.

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