WA schoolgirls organise Doughnut Day to help Kangaroo Island bushfire recovery

Two schoolgirls from Perth organised a fundraiser to help bushfire-affected farmers and communities on Kangaroo Island.

Year 5 student Molly and little sister Kate, Year 2, held a 'Hooray for Doughnut Day' with the help of their school friends at Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School in the Perth suburb of Karrinyup.

Mum Niamh Hopkins said said her two little "pay-it-forward minded city girls" were very saddened, as we all were, by the devastation caused by the bushfires.

"They wanted to help, so they came up with the idea of the doughnut day," she said.

Together the school raised about $450 for BlazeAid and the WA Farming Fencing Group.

The first group of farmers from WA arrived on Kangaroo Island this week and have already started working on farms.

The girls contacted the manager at Woolworths Karrinyup about the getting doughnuts donated.

"They wrote a letter to the Manager of their local Woolworths store asking them to donate the doughnuts, which they very generously did," she said.

"With the sale of the donuts and a gold coin donation for a free dress day, the coins started coming in."

Mum thanked Woolworths, students and parents for getting involved in the day.

The girls meanwhile would love to come to Kangaroo Island for their next holiday trip.

"Funnily enough Molly did ask if we we could holiday on KI this year instead of Rottnest Island. They are busily saving!"

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