When Jamie Stewart came up with the idea to bake cookies for charity, he never anticipated the response he would receive.
A chef at the Live Better Café Connect, Mr Stewart has also volunteered his time and skills at the Ronald McDonald House in Orange.
Each year, the charity usually holds a gala event to raise money. But because of Covid, the 2020 event had to be cancelled.
That's when Mr Stewart came up with the idea to bake cookies and sell them across the Central West, with the money to go towards Ronald McDonald House.
"I was expecting between 200-300 cookie boxes to be sold but in the end we sold 510," he said.
"We had the year 12 group at Orange High School but 130 boxes for their teachers, the whole town of Condobolin chipped in and bought about 100 boxes as well.
"The support that we got from the community here and from the Central West was amazing and the team at Ronald McDonald were ecstatic about it."
They even sent out boxes as far away as Dubbo and Cobar.
After all the money was counted, the final amount raised came to $2,550.
That money will now be put towards toiletries, gift vouchers and the everyday running of Ronald McDonald House.
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