Residents in Bournville have been showing their ‘can do’ spirit to support a kind-hearted 11-year-old fundraiser.
Youngster Ryan Hulance is playing his part in addressing food poverty by collecting empty aluminium drink cans that are then sold as scrap.
The youngster and his mum Karima use money raised from sales to buy items such as rice, pasta, coffee, sauces and toiletries for food banks serving those in crisis.
Residents at BVT’s Rosefields scheme in Northfield have been only too pleased to help and have been busy donating their cans to Ryan’s cause.
Hollie Grego, Community Support Manager at Rosefields, said: “Ryan really is an amazing young man and residents of Rosefields have been happy to help him.
“We provide around two to three black bags every week or so and it’s a win, win for us as we don’t have recycling facilities at the scheme. We all think Ryan is inspirational and are very happy to help him achieve his goal of tackling food poverty.”
Ryan began his fundraising campaign by asking neighbours to save their cans for him. Now the schoolboy and his mum work with local pubs, businesses, and supermarkets to collect cans and have raised around £2,500 since they started.