Bushfire Bickie Boys!

Bushfire Bickie Boys!

Malachi and Connor are two local nine-year-old boys who decided to raise money to help wildlife carers and those affected by the bushfires.

The boys were baking cookies at a sleepover when Connor’s mum suggested they bake cookies to fundraise for the bushfires. Connor and Malachi loved the idea and began spreading their campaign through the news and radio, hoping to attract enough interest to make a positive impact against the devastating bushfires.

Pizza Hut offered a massive helping hand by assisting the boys with baking hundreds of cookies for their fundraising event which took place on the twenty-second of January at the Gladstone South Swimming Club – the place the boys first met each other.

They had a stall set up for the day and were greeted by many members of the community, who often donated larger quantities than the $5 requested for each bag of cookies.

“We were aiming for one thousand dollars, but we’ve already raised one thousand six hundred dollars over the last couple of weeks,” Malachi said.

The boys will be giving the funds to the Australian Red Cross and WIRES, with each organisation receiving half of the total donations.

Red Cross provides people with the support they need in disasters, whenever and wherever they happen. They have decades of experience in caring for people affected by all kinds of disasters and emergencies, while WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and work actively to rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife.

Connor and Malachi give their thanks and appreciation to their sponsors and the community for their overwhelming support. Well done boys!