Tradie helps save the chil­dren

Pain­ter gives chunk of his pay to help out in Ye­men

Bay News - - FRONT PAGE - By Re­becca Mauger [email protected]

Apho­to­graph of aman in front of a van usu­ally means it is for an ad­ver­tise­ment.

But this is not the case for pain­ter dec­o­ra­tor Terry Far­relly.

He’s only in­ter­ested in one ad­ver­tise­ment— his Save the Chil­dren ad­vert.

Terry hates pho­tos and pro­mot­ing his busi­ness Ap­ple Dec­o­rat­ing. So rather than get him­self out there, the “ma­ture trades­man” prefers to pay for an ad­ver­tise­ment to pro­mote the or­gan­i­sa­tion Save the Chil­dren which is help­ing the cri­sis in Ye­men. And do­nate a por­tion of his wages.

The ad­ver­tise­ment tells read­ers the or­gan­i­sa­tion is ‘on the ground in­war-torn Ye­men work­ing to save lives’, and en­cour­ages peo­ple to do­nate to help them save more lives.

Terry, orig­i­nally from Liver­pool, says he was watch­ing BBC World News and saw a head­line which “hitme be­tween the eyes”— Worst Famine in 100 Years.

“That was the line that caught my eye. How can there be famine in th­ese times? Famine is not a word I have heard for many years.”

An es­ti­mated 11.3 mil­lion chil­dren are in need of im­me­di­ate aid in Ye­men. Chil­dren are un­der threat there from famine, dis­ease and bombs. Save The Chil­dren states on its web­site ‘the worst place in the world to be a child right now is Ye­men’.

Terry did some re­search and rang in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions to see which char­i­ties/ or­gan­i­sa­tions were help­ing with the on­go­ing famine and con­flict.

Save The Chil­dren has a Ye­men Emer­gency Ap­peal.

Terry is pay­ing for the on­go­ing ad­ver­tise­ment, and he has started do­nat­ing $10 from ev­ery hour he works from his wall­pa­per­ing and in­te­rior paint­ing ser­vices.

“It hurts, but what they (the chil­dren) are go­ing through is just hor­ri­ble.

“I don’t need it all— we’re a rich coun­try here.”

“I can spare it.”

Phone or text Terry at Ap­ple Dec­o­rat­ing on 021 022 52810.

Terry Far­relly gives $10 of his hourly rate to Save The Chil­dren and is spon­sor­ing an ad­ver­tise­ment.

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