Cupcake drive brings sweet gifts to children’s ward at Albury hospital

Rebecca Pilfoot, Ruby Delacy, and Kirsty Hearne baked cupcakes to raise money for children at Albury hospital, including Leo Lieschke, 14 months, of Lavington. Picture: TARA GOONAN

Rebecca Pilfoot, Ruby Delacy, and Kirsty Hearne baked cupcakes to raise money for children at Albury hospital, including Leo Lieschke, 14 months, of Lavington. Picture: TARA GOONAN

A SCHOOL cupcake sale has provided the money for a trio of teenagers to buy presents for children’s ward patients at Albury hospital.

Wodonga Senior Secondary College year 10 students Rebecca Pilfoot, 15, Ruby Delacy, 15, and Kirsty Hearne, 16, yesterday arrived at the hospital dressed up as Supergirl, Minnie Mouse and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

They bought with them the gifts they had bought with money raised by their cupcake sale.

Rebecca said they had raised the money as part of a project they called “Smiles All Round”.

“We made 300 cupcakes at school and sold them in the canteen,” she said.

The $100 raised was used to buy Barbie dolls, colouring books and pencils, stickers and get well cards.

Leo Lieschke of Lavington, 14 months, is in the children’s ward with a swollen oesophagus.

He was one of the children who yesterday received a present from the dressed up teenagers.

The stickers, colouring book and card brought a smile to the little boy’s face.

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