After hearing of the fire devastation in Australia, Jack, Year 7, who attends the 11th Shipley Scout group at the Moravian Church, Baildon, along with other members of the group, wanted to raise funds to help the people and animals affected by the worst wildfires in decades.

With help from his mum, Jack set about making bracelets and keyrings to sell in school. Kind-hearted Jack and friend Louis spent hours making the brightly coloured items and sold them to their peers at break times; their efforts raised a considerable amount of money. If you want to help, donations can be made to several organisations working toward victim relief and recovery, including the Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army Australia, the NSW Rural Fire Service, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society Australia. You can also help the devastated animal population by giving to wildlife rescue and treatment groups like WIRES, the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, and Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Pictured, Jack and Louis