David is just one of a kind

Piggy bank cash for char­ity

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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