Many happy returns strike the right note

Luke Waller singing Happy Birthday with Indiana Mastaglia, Ethan Bailey, Chelsea Fuderer, Olivia Dellaca and Aaron Clayton looking on. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d415256
Luke Waller singing Happy Birthday with Indiana Mastaglia, Ethan Bailey, Chelsea Fuderer, Olivia Dellaca and Aaron Clayton looking on. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d415256

The 11-year-old has been in fine voice this month, singing the traditional ditty to every birthday student at his school, Yidarra Catholic Primary School, during February as a way to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy League.

By the end of this month, Luke ” who has cerebral palsy ” will have sung the song about 60 times as part of FebruDAREy where participants do something daring to raise money for those with the condition.

Luke’s mum Sandra said he had seen a story about FebruDAREy on television and after deciding he wanted to do his bit, took about two days to come up with his plan.

At the school’s weekly assembly, he bravely takes centre stage to sing Happy Birthday to each celebrating student. After initially aiming to raise $250, he was humbled by the generosity of donors and increased his target to $500, then $750.

After hitting the $1000 mark, he has now increased his goal to $1500.

Support the Year 6 student by visiting www.februdarey.everydayhero.com/au/luke to make a donation.