Lachlan sets standard for generosity of spirit

Lachlan Quartermaine asked people invited to his ninth birthday to bring pasta and socks instead of gifts.Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d405198
Lachlan Quartermaine asked people invited to his ninth birthday to bring pasta and socks instead of gifts.Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d405198

‘I wanted to help people less fortunate than me… I saw people with no home and it was sad to see,’ the Bennett Springs boy said.

His mum contacted Manna Inc to see what they could do to help and they told her they needed pasta and socks.

Lachlan then set out collecting as much pasta and socks as he could.

His family is involved with WA Sled Dogs, so he asked them to help. He also belongs to Morley Boys Brigade, so he got them on board and he even approached a local supermarket which donated 12 kilograms of pasta.

Lachlan also asked people he invited to his ninth birthday to bring pasta and socks instead of gifts.

He then visited Manna where he went out with the team to the local park to hand out his donations.

Next year, Lachlan plans to collect beanies, scarves and blankets.

Last week, more than 200 children from around WA joined Governor Malcolm McCusker and wife Tonya McCusker at Government House Ballroom to showcase their ‘giving projects’.

‘Over the past six months it has been a privilege to speak to more than 10,000 students across Western Australia on the importance of ‘giving back’ to those in need,’ Mrs McCusker said.

‘My husband, the Governor of Western Australia, and I have been truly inspired by the innovative ideas that have been generated by the children as part of the Kids Who Give WA program.’