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Young Lad Collects For Town's Homeless

Thursday December 19 2013

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy has done things a little differently this Christmas and has collected items for the town's homeless.

Harrison Tasker, of St Michael's School in Wombwell, is passionate about helping others and has already taken part in a shoebox appeal which made their way to serving soldiers.

This Christmas he's been collecting for users of the Barnsley Churches Drop-In Project (BCDP).

His mum Heather Tasker, of Westmoor Close, Goldthorpe, said: "With the generosity of kind friends and my son's massive efforts, they've got boxes of food, toiletries and one containing gloves, hats and scarves.

"It was all Harrison's idea. He's going to BCDP on December 23 to help serve food. I'm extremely proud of him.

"I'd like to thank everyone who's been kind enough to donate and help my son."

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Reply Posted by beks on Thursday December 19 2013 at 12:56
aww bless him!

Reply Posted by Kfc on Thursday December 19 2013 at 12:57
Harrison you are a credit to yourself and your family. keep up the good work. It's great to read achievements of people your age.

You should be very proud Merry Christmas pal.

Reply Posted by corinne on Thursday December 19 2013 at 12:57
WOW Well done young man the true spirit of christmas giving not receiving i hope you have an amazing christmas yourself Harrison :-) x

Reply Posted by becca on Thursday December 19 2013 at 13:00
That is so sweet , what a very thoughtful 10 year old ♥♥★★★★

Reply Posted by claire on Thursday December 19 2013 at 13:06
What a great kid! Pity a lot more aren't like him. xx

Reply Posted by Angie Chambers 9 Moorbank Close Wombwell S738rx on Thursday December 19 2013 at 13:07
Well done. Its nice to see a young one cares enough to do this. Too many young ones with no care and respect these days.

Reply Posted by jayne on Thursday December 19 2013 at 14:05
Thats my nephew and pur family r sp very proud of him , we have always collected and supported different charities over the years but this was Harrison s own doing we just all got behind him well done Taz from your very proud auntie

Reply Posted by Nicki on Thursday December 19 2013 at 14:12
well done Harrison, it's lovely to read such an amazing story. Your family should be very proud of you and themselves for raising such a caring and thoughtful young man xx

Reply Posted by angie on Thursday December 19 2013 at 14:39
wombwell spiritualist church on kelvin grove are collecting shoe boxes for the local food bank and they will be collected on Monday so anyone who can help plz could ya drop shoe boxes of on Sunday evening 6-6.30 and well done to this young boy there stil is people out there with a heart xxx

Reply Posted by j on Thursday December 19 2013 at 16:55
Well Done Harrison - a credit to your parents x

Reply Posted by Lisa faulkner on Thursday December 19 2013 at 17:13
Aww thats great well done harrison xx

Reply Posted by Rose Gregory on Thursday December 19 2013 at 17:27
Well done Harrison you.are a little star forall your hard work to help other peolpe love rose xxx

Reply Posted by Teddy on Friday December 20 2013 at 07:22
Good work young man. I just hope it all goes to the people who need it most??

Reply Posted by proud on Saturday December 21 2013 at 11:07
well done harrison, were all proud of you...hope youre actions inspire others..shame on the government that homeless people are relying on kids to feed them....

Reply Posted by davina on Saturday December 21 2013 at 17:30
aww i know him, such an inspiration looked at picture and saw it was him ahh ggood en harriso

Reply Posted by Piccadilly on Sunday December 22 2013 at 10:26
Good lad at least someone admits there is homelessness in Barnsley as the council don't! Well done Harrison a young lad who seems to be more aware than most! Well done kid x