Tradie helps save the children
Painter gives chunk of his pay to help out in Yemen
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.