Stanmore Bay School pupil Lachie Hamilton, aged six, has an expensive hobby – Lego.
Recently, his parents, Krystal and Luke, decided to sit down with him and work out a way he could raise enough money for the boxes of Avengers Lego that he desperately wants, which cost around $600.
“We wanted to show him how to make money himself, for the things he wants to buy,” Luke says.
In the end, it was a joint effort with friends and the community, especially families from Stanmore Bay School, all supporting the Hamiltons’ efforts.
Lachie and Luke walked their local streets, talking to neighbours and collecting second hand items for a garage sale.
Donated items included clothing, a fish tank, a drum kit, bikes and power tools.
Flyers were made and handed out and information was also posted on social media.
The community turned out in good numbers for the sale, held at Starfish Daycare’s carpark in Stanmore Bay on Saturday, March 13.
Just over $381 was raised in what Luke describes as “an amazing day”.
“I think everyone learned something from it, and Lachie wants to add a huge shout out to the wonderful community,” he says.
With saved pocket money and the sale of a few more big items, Lachie is expected to reach his goal. Anything raised on top of that will be donated to Love Soup.
The Law family – mum Jennifer and sisters Daisy, 8, and Penny, 5 – held an iceblock stall at Lachie’s event to raise money for Love Soup. It was a hot day and they sold 56 ice blocks, handing over just over $99 to the food rescue charity.