My son Joel is six years old. He is quite an amazing boy, for lots of reasons. One of them is this: he has worked out that the world is unjust; he has learned that poverty exists, and he is not happy about it. He had heard a few things at school and church, but when we watched a short video made by Tearfund, he decided that he couldn’t just stand by and let this happen.
So for the past few weeks, he’s been badgering everyone he meets to donate money to his fundraising appeal. It’s not hugely developed, or even politically correct – it’s a cardboard Frubes container with the words ‘Poor Box’ written on the side. As of today he’s raised £7.22 with it.
But he raised a lot more – see the whole story via Joel vs. Poverty | MARTIN SAUNDERS.