St Helens lad donates four year’s worth of birthday money to charity

Rainhill High pupil Anthony Ambage has donated every single penny of his own birthday money to worthwhile organisations and charities
Rainhill High pupil Anthony Ambage has donated every single penny of his own birthday money to worthwhile organisations and charities
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A youngster from Rainhill has amazed his family and friends - by donating every single penny of his birthday for the past four years to charity.

Anthony Ambage, a year seven pupil at Rainhill High, has amazed his parents and teachers with his selfless act of generosity.

Anthony decided on this admirable undertaking as a year three student at St Anne’s Primary School in 2014.

He said: “I saw a video on Youtube about charities and thought it was good.

“I wanted to get involved as I consider myself to be lucky, have a nice and a future ahead of me – so I want to help others who are less fortunate than me.

“I looked into the charities and couldn’t decide which one I wanted to support the most, so each year I chose five organisations and gave them each a share of my birthday money.

“Although five doesn’t seem enough, I want to help them all. I choose a different five every birthday, that way I can give to more.”

So far charities that have benefitted from Anthony’s generosity include:

Lucemia Research

British Heart Foundation

Cancer Research UK

Send My Friend To School

Bernados

Save the Children

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Shelter

NSPCC

Since starting his incredible enterprise, Anthony has donated to an incredible 55 charities and is now interested in getting involved with events for The Anthony Walker and Sophie Lancaster Foundation, his high schools associated charitable organisations.

Events for these worthwhile causes at Rainhill High School feature student performances in dance, music and drama - which, with having ambitions to be an actor himself, will also help Anthony with his own personal goals.

Executive principal John Pout said: “We are very proud of Anthony’s generosity and thoughtfulness. He is a wonderful student and, like so many others at Rainhill High, a good citizen. Yet another example of how cognisant and caring these young people can be. Anthony is a genuine hero, inspiring a generation by sacrificing his own birthday money for the benefit of others.”