Max’s sale for can­cer

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

AT just eight years old, Max Birch is al­ready mak­ing a big dif­fer­ence to peo­ple with can­cer.

The Austin Cove Bap­tist Col­lege stu­dent re­cently do­nated $1210 to the Can­cer Cen­tre at Fiona Stanley Hospi­tal.

He raised the money by mak­ing and sell­ing glass pen­dant neck­laces.

His un­cle Jim Don­nelly, who was a pa­tient at the hospi­tal and re­cently lost his bat­tle with can­cer, in­spired Max.

“In the car on the way home from hol­i­days, I started think­ing about how I could raise money that could go to­wards help­ing peo­ple with can­cer,’’ Max said.

He got the idea to sell neck­laces from his grand­mother Kaye Don­nelly.

“I told my grandma and she sug­gested I make jew­ellery with her,’’ he said.

Max sold his neck­laces at school and at the mar­kets and not sur­pris­ingly his jew­ellery­mak­ing skills im­pressed his class­mates, par­ents and teach­ers. When asked how it made him feel to do­nate all his hard­earned cash, Max replied “very happy”.

Grand­mother Kaye said she and her fam­ily were very proud of Max.

Can­cer Cen­tre nurse unit man­ager Nyrene Jack­son was de­lighted to re­ceive the do­na­tion.

“I’m amazed by Max’s com­pas­sion and kind­ness. The money do­nated by Max will go to­wards med­i­cal on­col­ogy re­search,” she said.

Max Birch with his grandma Kaye Don­nelly and Fiona Stanley Hospi­tal nurse unit man­ager Nyrene Jack­son.

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