AFTER their cubby house fundraiser ended, Dr Harry Little Preschool had an abundance of left over doughnuts to spare - but they knew exactly what to do.
On Thursday afternoon, kinder staff did a doughnut drop at the Bendigo Health COVID-19 centre and Bendigo Respiratory Clinic to thank their testers and vaccinators for all their hard work.
"We thought rather than trying to sell all our extras, we would give them to all of the hardworking staff to show our support and acknowledge their efforts," preschool fundraising co-ordinator Amanda Phillips said.
"We see them out there in the rain making sure we get vaccinated and tested.
"We know how much of a thankless job it can be, so we wanted to put a smile on their faces.
"The staff were so thankful and excited to see us there, it was very heartwarming."
After a tough year of little fundraising, Ms Phillips said the preschool had raised more than $3000 for their new cubby house.
"Our families sold 473 dozen doughnuts to their friends and family, which is about 5,676 doughnuts all up, and made a profit of $3931 to go towards our new cubby house and house refurbishment," she said.
"We are one of only a couple of committee-run kinders in the Bendigo region so fundraising is important for us to be able to upgrade and keep facilities in good order.
"Because of the uncertainty with COVID-19 in the last year or so, we haven't been able to have our annual fair, which has traditionally been our main fundraiser for the kinder.
"But the community has been so generous and our families have done an amazing job to keep our fundraising efforts up and we really appreciate the support."
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