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Sweet treats for fire appeal

Chloe FraserSound Telegraph
Taylah Kosenburger, 7 and Amelia McLeish, 6 have set up a lemonade and cookie stand in Baldivis to raise money for bushfire relief.
Camera IconTaylah Kosenburger, 7 and Amelia McLeish, 6 have set up a lemonade and cookie stand in Baldivis to raise money for bushfire relief. Credit: Fraser, Chloe Fraser.

“Mum showed me a video of a koala in hospital and a baby kangaroo and I wanted to do something to help them,” Taylah Kosenburger said.

That’s how the sweet seven-year-old and her school friend Amelia McLeish, 6, came to set up a lemonade and cookie stand last week to do their bit for the fires from afar

Left feeling sad and helpless by the devastation on the east coast, the industrious little girls set up the pop-up stand in front of Taylah’s home on January 7 to raise much-needed funds for bushfire relief.

They sold about 42 cookies and 72 cups of lemonade, telling customers they wanted to collect donations to “help save the animals”.

Taylah’s mother Michelle said the Baldivis community had shown incredible support to the cause, making generous donations.

“We’ve had people donate $1, others have given $20 notes and we had some joggers run past and just empty their pockets,” she said.

“People have been so generous”.

Ms Kosenburger said the girls raised about $300 and hoped it would provide some help to organisations caring for wildlife impacted by the fires.

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