David is just one of a kind
Piggy bank cash for charity
Staff at the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Foodbank have been left overwhelmed by the generosity of a Cathkin Primary pupil.
Little David Stevenson (6), from Fernhill, spent £40 of his piggy bank savings on advent calendars for the foodbank, so children less well off than him could enjoy the festive season.
He picked up 20 calendars for boys and 20 for girls and handed them in to the foodbank.
His incredible act of kindness left mum, Kerry Doherty, bursting with pride, while his dad, also David, has been posting the tale on his Facebook.
Kerry ( 36) explained David had been touched when she explained to him why people needed foodbanks.
She said: “We were trying to explain about foodbanks and we were saying we had put some stuff together and he asked if he could use his piggy bank money because he thinks every child
should be excited by Christmas. He’s got a Lego calendar and he couldn’t wait for December 1, he was so excited and kept asking how many days it was until he could open it – and he wanted everyone to feel like that.
“When he handed them in, he got a real sense of pride. He asked, ‘Mummy, are you proud of me?’ – but I think he felt that pride in himself.”
Kerry, an admin worker with Virgin Media, said it wasn’t the first time David had donated to charity and added: “Last year he cleaned out all his toys and clothes and took them to the social work, who got eight bags out of it.
“We have tried to instil that in him, maybe to do it once a year. He wanted to go and see the foodbank for himself. He’s quite a sensitive wee boy for his age.”
David, who stays in Galloway Drive with Kerry and his sister, Miya (three), is looking forward to the big day.
However, Kerry revealed: “He says he gets everything he wants from us so Santa should go to those who need it most.”
Anne Marie Graham, manager of the foodbank, was delighted with David’s donation.
She said: “What a kind- hearted wee boy. It’s fantastic to see the hearts of people being touched, especially children.”
Kindhearted David Stevenson spent £40 of his own savings on advent calendars for less well off children
Brotherly love David and his little sister Miya