8-year-old boy donates all his pocket money to support suffering families in Ukraine
A young boy donated all his “savings” to support families in Ukraine.
Eight-year-old Warren Barton had been saving his pocket money for a while, but after seeing the suffering caused by the Russian war, he decided there was a better use for his money.
He visited his local Co-Operative store in Huddersfield, where people can donate to a jar kept for the country, reports Yorkshire Live.
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Customers can donate as much or as little as they want and can get a sunflower badge when donating – when worn it will show support for Ukraine.
All badges have been handmade by staff at Huddersfield Supermarket.
On Wednesday, March 11, a Co-Op employee shared a post on Facebook that read, “We’ll have a few more Sunflowers for Ukraine at the Co-op tonight starting at 6 p.m.
“We have 100 Sunflower pin badges for sale at £1 each, with all proceeds going to the Ukrainian DEC Fund. Handcrafted and in limited supply. Thank you all for your support.”
Warren was one of the few customers to drop in and in a cute video he is seen smiling as he gives away his pocket money.
Warren’s mother, Tanya Barton, said: “So proud of our son right now!
“He spent years counting and donating all his life savings (£7.38) and putting it all in the tub for the Ukrainian charity box at the Almondbury Co Op!
“Clare was there too which made it even more emotional as she is one of the amazing women who made flowers for this charity.
“Well done Warren, we’re all so proud of you. It’s amazing how entire communities come together to support in any way they can, it’s the least we can do.
“He’s so proud of himself than me!”
Warren added: “I want to help kids who have nothing right now and I have plenty!!”
His father, Peter Bray, said: “So proud of you, son, such an amazing and thoughtful thing to do, so proud, well done.”
A number of people on social media have praised Warren. Sarah Holt said her gesture was “fantastic”, while Katy Dyson added, “Oh bless him it’s so adorable”.
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