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Over the past five years National Cupcake Day has been a creative way for BC SPCA supporters to raise funds for animals
in need by baking delicious cupcakes in exchange for donations. In 2018, animal-lovers in B.C shone, landing three of the
four top fundraiser spots across Canada!
Long-time friend to the animals Linda Mah was the top overall fundraiser,
singlehandedly raising more than $7,000 from friends, colleagues and family.
Inspired by her dogs, Remy and Scarlett!, Linda is a past BC SPCA top Cupcake
fundraiser who finds the event to be a sweet way to give back to other animals in
Linda was joined by her teammates at Brian Jessel BMW in claiming the top
corporate team spot, raising an incredible $13,300 for animals in need. The team
reached out to everyone in their network for donations then invited them to visit the
dealership on Cupcake Day to pick up, not one, but a dozen cupcakes! They also
got to meet four-legged members of the Brian Jessel BMW family and bring their
own pets down for a treat.
“When fundraisers get everyone involved and get creative with their fundraising you
really see the results. Linda and the team at Brian Jessel BMW have such a huge passion for animals and it inspires so
much generosity in others” says Tess Repenning, BC SPCA Manager, Peer to Peer & Community Fundraising.
Being one of the youngest Cupcake eaters didn’t stop Alice Young, age five, from raising nearly $1,000 and claiming the top
youth spot across the country.
Alice, along with her little sister, Lucy, did all the baking themselves and even gave a speech about their fundraising when
they were out collecting donations. They created hand-made posters and decorated cupcakes to be taken to their
Grandma’s office as well as door-to-door.
“We are very happy to have helped Alice help the SPCA these past couple years, and can’t wait to do it again next year”,
says Alice and Lucy’s mom Laura.