Baking for fire fund

Ruby Duffy, Emma Colby and Maggie Duffy are hoping to raise $2000 for bushfire relief. (Supplied)

Ocean Grove sisters Maggie and Ruby Duffy and their friend Emma Colby were saddened by the recent bushfires and wanted to help.

The girls were upset about the devastating effects the bushfires are having on people and wildlife and decided to do something about it.

Maggie, 9, Ruby, 7, and Emma, 9, set up an online fundraising page, with all donations going to the Salvation Army. So far it has raised $1629.

They then decided to hold a bake sale and lemonade stand in their neighbourhood.

They got to work baking delicious treats and making fresh lemonade for the event.

It was a huge success with all of the baked goods selling out within three hours.

“We felt awful that people and animals were losing their homes so we wanted to do something about it,” Maggie said.

The girls’ sell-out event resulted in an additional $315 being raised, bringing the grand total to $1944.

The girls would love to see their total surpass the $2000 mark, so if you are in a position to make a donation, visit: bit.ly/2NLk1tV.

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