Mater Christi Catholic PS students lend helping hand

Daniel Skelton and Braydon Treasure. Picture: Will Russell   d470050
Daniel Skelton and Braydon Treasure. Picture: Will Russell d470050

THE local community has jumped on board a project run by two local kids, helping to donate food, clothes and toys to four families in need of a helping hand.

As part of their Year 6 confirmation at Mater Christi Catholic Primary School, 11-year-olds Braydon Treasure and Daniel Skeleton committed their community service to gathering a host of necessities before offering them to those doing it a bit tough.

After setting out to put together hampers, proud mum Tennessia Treasure said the response had been overwhelming, with donations flooding in from people on social media, local businesses, family, friends and the school community.

“They are really keen to do well,” she said of the boys.

“When we’re boxing the hampers, they’re saying they need this and they need that.

“It’s a good starting point for them, to show what they can achieve and how they can help others.”

A recent survey of 1380 Salvation Army clients found 69 per cent were struggling to get enough to eat, with 66 per cent living under “extreme housing stress”.

While those figures paint a bleak picture, Ms Treasure said there were people keen to help.

The pair were put in touch with four needy families via Helping Hands Cockburn founder Sandra McGreavey.

The donations were handed over to three families in Yangebup and another in Hilton on Saturday.

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