Maseon, 5, launches fund-raiser

A QUAKERS Hill kindergarten pupil, 5,  is donating his birthday presents to charity.

Maseon Wellington was diagnosed with spina bifida when he was a baby. 

‘‘I was devastated but mostly scared about what our future held,’’ said Maseon’s mother Tamara Arrow.

Northcott, a disability-service provider, has supported Maseon ever since.

Now he can now walk and talk, Maseon wants to help the service that helped him. ‘‘Ijust want to  make a difference,’’ he said.

Maseon has raised $300 towards his $1000 goal.

He asked everyone to give him money for his birthday instead of presents so he could donate it to help people with spina bifida.

He also emptied his money box to add $31.45 to the tally.

“I was telling him about the way Northcott had helped us and we were on their website when he came across the word Donate,’’ Ms Arrow said.

“Being in kindergarten every word is exciting to Maseon. I told him what it meant and he decided he was going to give his money to Northcott.’’

Details, donations: everydayhero.com.au (search for Maseon’s Birthday Wish).

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