Sunrise Beach residents, Marley Reichman, 10, from St Thomas More Primary School and Olive Johnston Blair, 9, from Sunshine Beach State School raised over $160 for charities fighting climate change last Sunday February 16.The girls made scrunchy hair ties, pom poms and lemonade to sell at their stall in Rainbow Park.
Marley and Olive figured out that the best time to have a stall was either early in the morning or late in the afternoon to catch the walkers, so they did morning and afternoon and they sold out of everything.
The girls decided to give three charity options and customers got to choose where their money was going, the choices were between Fight Against Melting Ice, Habitat Loss and Bushfire Recovery.
They raised over $160 and will be donating the proceeds to Greenpeace Org for their environmental work, Panthara Org for their work protecting wild cat habitat and the RSPCA Bushfire Appeal.
Marley and Olive are very thankful to all the local residents who supported their fundraising efforts and are super keen to have another fundraiser in the future.