A 12-year-old boy is looking for people to donate winning fast-food vouchers to help the homeless.
Ryan Bannerman, from Northfield, is urging people to donate McDonald’s Monopoly tokens to the charity Future Choices. The promotion gives people the chance to win prizes, including free food and drink, by peeling off a label from special promotional items.
Ryan, who attends Gilcomstoun Primary School, is looking to use the tokens to work with Future Choices charity, along with Friends of Aberdeen’s Vulnerable, which will distribute the food to vulnerable people. While Future Choices mainly helps disabled people in Aberdeen, chairman David Forbes has collected donated tokens to the cause for a number of years.
This year he asked Ryan to help him appeal to the public to donate their coupons to help vulnerable people in Aberdeen.
Ryan said: “David asked me if I would like to get involved with the promotion this year and I really wanted to help vulnerable people.
“I enjoy helping at the charity as I like seeing the smile on people’s faces and it puts a smile on my face too. If anyone has tokens they can give us it will help vulnerable people and they can get in touch with the charity.”
Ryan has been volunteering with Future Choices since he was 11 after seeing older brother Lewis, 16, devote time to the charity.
David said: “Ryan is going for his Saltire Award so I asked if he would like to get involved with the promotion.
“I thought with him getting involved, it would help provide some life experience to him and show Ryan how he can help others who are more vulnerable. He has already done some fundraising including raffling off a teddy bear that we had donated at his school.”
Saltire Awards are a Scottish Government accredited scheme for young volunteers to recognise contribution.
David added: “Seeing his brother volunteer has created a domino effect, he saw Lewis and wanted to get involved, which is great for the charity.”