Ten-year-old boy raises $1700 for Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Most young kids like to spend their money on lollies and toys, but not ten-year-old Toby Mitchell.

The kind-hearted young boy has spent the past few months baking cupcakes and selling them at Bunnings Warehouse on weekends in a bid to raise much needed money for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Through his baking efforts, he’s managed to raise a generous $1700 and will travel to the Gold Coast from his hometown in rural NSW to personally deliver the funds to the animal hospital on Monday.


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The youngster, who also stays up on school nights sewing pouches for orphaned baby animals, has raised enough money for the hospital to buy two new surgical kits.

PHOTO: Supplied | Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

“I want to one day to be able to help animals that have become sick and injured from humans,” the pint-sized aspiring wildlife vet said.

“I want to be able to make a difference and help these beautiful animals that cannot help themselves.”

Toby is the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation’s youngest (and most adorable) ambassador.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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