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Girl gives all her savings to cause

BIG EFFORT: Liz Torpy and Olympian Raelene Boyle.
BIG EFFORT: Liz Torpy and Olympian Raelene Boyle. Emily Haynes

A SELFLESS Buderim girl has put her own wish-list aside and donated all her $300 in savings to a breast cancer charity.

Eleven-year-old Maddie, who didn't wish to have her last name published, visited Buderim Bakers Delight during its Breast Cancer Network Australia campaign.

The Sunshine Coast Grammar student dropped the

hefty donation into the tin on the counter coin-by-coin.

It is a gift that inspired Olympian, Buderim resident and Breast Cancer Network Australia board member Raelene Boyle.

"There are good-hearted people all over the place, but to find a young girl who is thinking along these lines... she should feel proud she's making a difference," Boyle said.

"This young girl is doing it for her own personal reasons and let's hope she keeps doing it. It's an inspiring story."

Buderim Bakers Delight owner Liz Torpy said it was a fabulous thing that Maddie did. "We're happy to support anything in the community, and it's great to see people donating," Mrs Torpy said.

The BCNA fundraiser was held as part of an annual three-week pink bun campaign run by Bakers Delight.

The Buderim store donated 100% of the sale of their buns to BCNA for treatment, care and support for breast cancer patients and families.

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