Altruistic seven-year-old donates savings to Foodbank Geraldton for Christmas

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Seven-year-old Gareth Taylor holds his handmade pocket money savings tub he made at school.
Camera IconSeven-year-old Gareth Taylor holds his handmade pocket money savings tub he made at school. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

When seven-year-old Gareth Taylor decided to donate his pocket money savings back to the community, he immediately knew where he wanted it to go.

“Lots of people don’t have food and might be hungry over Christmas,” he told the Geraldton Guardian.

“It’s been a big year and some people have been losing their jobs. I wanted the money to help people not be hungry.”

So Gareth, mum Emma and little brother Tristan Taylor, 4, visited Foodbank Geraldton last week to deliver the $47 he had saved over the course of the year.

“It was a really great experience going down, they gave us a tour and told Gareth his donation would help make about 100 meals,” Mrs Taylor said.

The altruistic Geraldton Grammar School student started receiving pocket money near the start of the year and began putting away $1 a week for a charity donation.

He’s not yet decided where he will donate next year but thinks it will likely be a different charity “because people need to have other things too”.

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