A Victoria youngster who loves animals is one again putting her passion into an effort to help the province’s furry folk. At just ten, Amaryllis Perry has already raised hundreds of dollars for the BC SPCA Victoria Branch – and she’s hoping to raise even more this weekend.

“Amaryllis wanted to do something two years ago to help support the BC SPCA, so we decided to put together a bake sale. The first year it generated $600 in sales and donations and last year it raised over $1200, all of which went to the SPCA,” Amaryllis’s Dad, Tony Perry, says. “As the sale is clearly a success, we decided this year to host the 3rd Annual event. With the support from family and friends, who were kind enough to donate supplies, we plan grow our selection of breads and goodies.”

With her third annual BC SPCA bake sale, Amaryllis hopes to raise over $1200 to help the area’s animals who are in need of care, he notes. “We are always impressed by the ambition and drive of our youth donors,” says Senior Officer, Community Fundraising, Marsha MacMurchy. “It is children like Amaryllis, with her huge heart for animals, who will drive the future of our animals’ welfare and make such an impact on those currently in our care.”

The bake sale is this Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1724 Kings Rd., Victoria.