Flying in face of diabetes
COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN
Eight-year-old Morgan Wray has hearts soaring with his fundraising endeavour. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he has come up with a paper plane competition to raise funds for Telethon.
A DIABETES diagnosis can hit anybody for six, but for one young Hilton boy it only made him more determined to help others.
Eight-year-old Morgan Wray, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year, approached his mum Sasha with the idea to hold a fundraiser to help other children living with diabetes.
“At his first anniversary of being diagnosed with T1 diabetes he wanted to do something to signify a year with diabetes; the whole family did,” Ms Wray said.
“Morgan has always been a very thoughtful and caring boy, so his desire to help other kids and families going through what he does doesn’t surprise me.”
The young origami fan decided on a paper plane competition for the fundraiser and is inviting local primary school children to try their paper folding skills out for the good cause.
For $3, children between five and 12 can enter the competition, receiving an A4 piece of paper to fold into any type of plane they want.
All proceeds will be donated to the Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre.
“I like paper planes and paper folding,” Morgan said.
“I have got type 1 diabetes and it would be good for other people to know about it.”
The Hilton community has rallied behind young Morgan’s idea, with Hilton Primary School providing the judges, Fremantle PCYC the venue and local businesses offering up prizes.
Ms Wray said she felt it was important to support children when they wanted to give something back.
The paper plane competition is open to all local primary school children and will be held at the Fremantle PCYC on October 24.
Registrations open at 3.15pm, with the event to start at 3.45pm.
Call Ms Wray on 0402 550 469 for more information.
Morgan Wray is putting paper plane making to good use.