Telethon’s ‘youngest’ ‘biggest’ fundraiser Scott Guerini has gone one better this year, using his artistic skills to help support sick WA kids and their families by designing four Telethon donation cards launching today at all Coles supermarkets across WA.
Scott helped Coles to raise over $370,000 for Telethon in 2019 and has set a lofty goal to beat last year’s total by featuring drawings from the Telethon Kids Institute, VisAbility, Superfins and Redkite – four charities that provide essential support, services and research for sick WA kids.
Fourteen-year-old Scott is a young Telethon hero in his own right, having raised more than $180,000 for Telethon since age four by writing books, designing t-shirts and walking marathons for the important cause.
Scott said that even in such an uncertain year it was essential to continue to support WA’s most vulnerable kids and that he would still push ahead with his planned 50km Treadmill Challenge for Telethon.
“This year has been unlike any other but it’s still just as important to aim high and help out where you can. I hope that the sales of these cards can inspire other young people like me to aim high and make a difference,” the Alkimos resident said.
Coles WA General Manager Pat Zanetti said Scott’s donation cards has been so successful that the team was delighted to offer him the opportunity to design four more cards.
“Scott is such an outstanding young member of the West Australian community — having personally raised such a large amount of money at such a young age is an amazing achievement,” Mr Zanetti said.
The cards are available for $2 and $5 until Sunday October 25th at all 96 WA Coles supermarkets, with all proceeds going to Telethon.