Kingswinford youngster sacrifices birthday presents to help the borough's disabled children (From Stourbridge News)
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Kingswinford youngster sacrifices birthday presents to help the borough's disabled children
3:30pm Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Local
A KINGSWINFORD boy will not receive any gifts on his sixth birthday, instead, he wants people to donate cash to a centre that supports disabled children.
Generous Evan Crockett will not be unwrapping any presents tomorrow (Wednesday October 2) as he has sacrificed his gifts in order to have a party and raise funds for the KIDS Orchard Centre in Lye.
The centre, on Lye Bypass, is close to the youngster's heart as it is where his sister Alana, who is autistic, attends an after school club.
His mother, Alex Crockett, said she thought it was “very admirable” for her five-year-old to sacrifice his birthday presents and added: “Evan was talking about having a birthday party and as he had one last year, I said he couldn’t have another one this year. After a discussion, we decided that he could have a party if he donated his presents to a charity and he picked the Orchard Centre.”
She continued: “Alana goes to the centre for family support on Friday afternoons for two hours. There is a group of children there and they do activities with carers, it’s respite really.”
Evan has already raised £276 for the centre, which supports the borough’s disabled young people and their families by providing short breaks, respite and activities.
His mother wished to thank everyone who had donated so far and said Evan was “excited” about his Halloween-themed party that will take place at The Summerhouse, Kingswinford on Sunday (October 5).
Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so via www.justgiving.com/evan-crockett
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