Treats for dignity

Holly ThompsonSound Telegraph
Acting Sgt Harty, Const. Laundy, First Class Const. Palmer, Const. Barker and Sen. Sgt Beard all got to enjoy the cupcakes baked by Morgan Has.
Camera IconActing Sgt Harty, Const. Laundy, First Class Const. Palmer, Const. Barker and Sen. Sgt Beard all got to enjoy the cupcakes baked by Morgan Has. Credit: Supplied

A Year 9 student from South Coast Baptist College has spent her year baking scones, cupcakes, muffins and biscuits to raise money for Share the Dignity.

Morgan Has is involved in a program called The Right Journey alongside her fellow classmates and said part of the program was to work on a project throughout the year with a chosen mentor.

“For my project I have chosen to raise money for Share the Dignity to help women who are homeless, fleeing domestic violence or just doing it tough, receive sanitary products,” she said.

“I hope that I am never in their position but if I am it is nice to know there is help out there for me.

Morgan said to raise money for the group she decided to sell “Sweet Treat Boxes” for $5 each.

“Each box had a scone with jam, a muffin, a cupcake and two biscuits in it. We put it on my mum’s Facebook page hoping to get 20 orders and we ended up with 90 orders after two days,” she said.

“I was surprised and very thankful to have so many people order the boxes and help me raise money for Share the Dignity. My aunty who lives in America bought 10 and asked me to donate them to the local police station which I did.”

Rockingham police officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Neville Beard said raising money to support those in need was a “wonderful initiative” for young people.

“Rockingham Police are very happy to help local residents in these initiatives and would urge everyone in the community to provide whatever support they can to help out their local community,” he said.

“The only downside was that the officers will need to run a bit faster to chase down the crooks after eating all those beautiful cakes.

Morgan said she had never done fundraising before and when she had first started she was hoping to raise $250 over the year.

“So far from the Sweet Treat Boxes and some extra very kind donations, I have already raised $520,” Morgan said.

“I am now going to try and reach $1000 by the end of the year.”

“I think helping not for profit groups is important because without donations they wouldn’t be able to help as many people as they do.

“So many people need help with things that most of us take for granted. Without The Right Journey program at school, I wouldn’t have had the chance to do this project and help as many women as I can with the money I raise.”

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