Hungry Goat raises over $2500 for Bushfire Appeal

By Daneka Hill

THOUSANDS of donuts were eaten and thousands were spent in the name of the bushfire appeal.

The Hungry Goat’s donut drive ran over three long weeks and raised $2550 through pre-ordered donut boxes.

A whopping half of the donuts asking price was donated as business owners Jessica and Heath Windridge and their supplier took the missing profit on the chin.

The bushfire donut drive was launched after 500 people expressed interest in buying the charity boxes online.

But that enthusiasm wasn’t followed through by many initial supporters who dropped off, leaving those willing to put their money were their mouth was to step up to the plate.

“It definitely wasn’t the 500 people we expected but we definitely sold a good amount,” Jessica said.

If 500 would have bought, the donut drive would have raised over $6000.

A highlight of the drive for Jessica was the two separate orders she got for the Echuca Fire Brigade.

“We had people donate money to deliver the boxes to the local CFA,” she said.

“They both just happened to do it and didn’t want anything out of it.”

The Barmah Hotel retains its crown as biggest donut purchaser after buying 10 loaded boxes totally $300.