THE Australian Red Cross is more than $300 richer after the Natimuk unit’s annual Big Cake Bake.
The event featured a doll display by Natimuk Primary School grade five student Annabella Fort.
Annabella’s grandmother, unit treasurer Glenys Fort said the bake also featured a cake by Horsham’s Lady Whisk that was shaped as a doll.
She said the event raised $332.
Mrs Fort said Annabella talked to everyone before they saw the dolls.
She said there was a competition to guess how many dolls were on display – 359 dolls.
Mrs Fort said in the afternoon Horsham Probus members also visited.
She said people could pay a gold coin donation to see the doll collection.
The afternoon raised $100.
Annabella said she donated the money to Wimmera Legacy.
“When the Horsham Probus people came we had already given the money to the Red Cross,’’ she said.
“I wanted to give it to another charity and Nana’s a Legatee so I thought Legacy.
“One of the women there thought I was in year 10 or 11 and in high school, but I’m in year five.
“She was amazed that I was donating $100.’’
Annabella said she told people at the cake bake that dolls with darker skin were worth more.
She said people could tell if a doll’s eyes had been replaced based on its age.
Annabella hopes to display her dolls again in the future.