Weston School pupil Logan Cooper (13) has what you could call a heart of gold.
He recently got his school to donate vast amounts of food for Camp Quality by hosting a mufti day.
The mufti day was held last Friday and dozens of food items, including boxes of cereal, cans of food and loaves of bread, were donated.
Camp Quality is a volunteer charitable trust that runs outdoor camps for children who have cancer.
Lynne Sinclair, Lyn McCone and Rachel McFarlane, volunteers from the camp’s southern region, visited the school to talk to pupils about the camp.
Logan said he was surprised to see how much food had been donated.
“I thought, ‘this is more than I expected – this is well more than I expected’.”
He came up with the idea after he decided he wanted to help out the community.
“I thought I might give something back to the community to help other people in need.”
The word about Logan’s plans to help others soon got out.
It attracted so much attention it caught the eye of Countdown Oamaru, which donated a trolley of food to the cause.
Mrs Sinclair praised Logan for his fundraising efforts.
“We’re touched – we appreciate any donations but, for a young boy like Logan, what he’s done is just amazing.”
Logan’s mother, Fiona Cooper, said she was proud of her son for organising the mufti day.
“He’s done most of the hard work himself,” she said.
The food would be used to feed more than 100 people at the camp in Queenstown in early January.