Altona North boy Oliver Nguyen has cooked up a generous way to help the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Six-year-old Oliver has amassed an entire 30-piece set of Coles Little Shop Mini Collectables, which he is raffling to raise funds for the hospital.
Oliver, whose parents own The Baker’s Son in Hoppers Crossing, is selling the raffle tickets for $5 each through the bakery.
His mother, Huong Nguyen, said Oliver started out hoping to raise just $100, but the raffle had now raised “hundreds of dollars”.
“We’ve just had a really positive response from customers and everyone’s been really happy to support it,” she said.s,
Mrs Nguyen said that the bakery’s customers had also contributed some Coles Mini items to the raffle – enough for Oliver to give away another set as a second prize.
She said the Coles supermarket in Hoppers Crossing has donated a folder for the additional Minis.
Oliver said the raffle winners would be drawn on Saturday, September 22, at the Baker’s Son.
Oliver has been a patient at the RCH’s emergency ward and his mother also spent a lot of time in the hospital as a child after she was diagnosed with a genetic disorder.
“When mum said she had stayed at the hospital, I wanted to give thanks to the hospital,” he said.
Oliver, who is in prep at Sacred Heart Primary School in Newport, said he hoped to become an astronaut or ninja warrior when he grew up.