Esperance family host bake sale to aid bushfire relief

Family fundraisers: Shania Nundle Walker, Mikeyiah Bennell, Jean Dempster, Glenys Bennell, Nakita Dempster-Reemts and Jody Greatz sold more than 100 cupcakes to raise funds for bushfire relief. Photo: Sarah Makse.
Family fundraisers: Shania Nundle Walker, Mikeyiah Bennell, Jean Dempster, Glenys Bennell, Nakita Dempster-Reemts and Jody Greatz sold more than 100 cupcakes to raise funds for bushfire relief. Photo: Sarah Makse.

An Esperance family have used their baking talents to raise more than $300 for animals and families affected by the nation's ongoing bushfire crisis.

Jean Dempster and her family baked more than 100 cupcakes and walked around town for three hours to show their support for those doing it tough.

Word spread quickly on Facebook with the family in high demand as they sold cakes for a gold coin donation to passersby and local businesses.

Ms Dempster said the family donated all funds to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund.

"Shania thought it would be a different thing to do because it is the school holidays and we thought it could be our good deed for the day," she said.

"We wanted to help give back and it feels good knowing that the kids have done something good for other people who have nothing because of the fires."

Ms Dempster said the girls didn't expect to raise so much money and were thankful for the support from the community.

"My hand was getting tired carrying around all of the coins," she said.

"All the girls were nervous at first but towards the end they started to get their courage up and ask for donations.

"I'm quite proud of the girls, we didn't know how much we'd made at first but when we came back from the post office their faces just lit up."