Kids bake scones to raise money for new playground

November 23, 2017 by  

October was transformed into ‘Sconetober’ for a group of young West Balcatta Primary School students who cooked up batches of scones to raise money for a worthwhile charity.

The first Sconetober morning tea was held to aid a joint fundraising campaign launched by the Touched by Olivia Foundation, a children’s charity, along with Perth couple Tony and Amy Rudd.

The aim is to raise enough funds to establish a nature-based children’s playground in Whiteman Park to be called Pia’s Place.

As part of the fundraiser, members of the community were urged to sell baked goods, with all proceeds going towards the playground.

According to Rudd, who is project manager of Pia’s Place and also a volunteer for Touched by Olivia, said the schoolchildren raised $18.50 from their scone-selling day. She said:

“One of the great things about scones is that they are easy for kids to cook and they can really get involved.”

The ultimate objective of the fundraising campaign is to raise $10,000 toward a $200,000 total, which would then allow the charity to apply for grants from the government. Flyer printing and media coverage has helped bring awareness to the ongoing campaign.

Rudd said the playground will provide something for everyone, including an app designed to help people navigate their way through the park.