ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Hamilton boy, Darcy Hetherton, has been commended and recognised by Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, for his generous donations towards Western District Health Service (WDHS) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
These donations were acquired through making and selling face masks within the local community.
He was one of only eight Australians to receive a hand-written Christmas card from Mr Morrison himself.
Through the lockdown period, Darcy spent much of his free time working on stitching together masks to sell.
“The first time we went down, it was about 60 (masks) and they sold within 30 minutes,” he said.
Darcy first began his endeavours in July, where he had the small idea of making masks for the community as a hobby and a way to make some pocket money.
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