Call for charity gift on birthday

A CARING boy with a wise man’s head on his shoulders, Milperra Public School student Noah Bartolo-Stafford turned 12 last Friday but instead of putting in birthday gift orders to friends and family, has asked them instead to donate to charity to help end bullying.

Since his second birthday, Noah has chosen to forgo traditional birthday gifts, encouraging people to donate to various charities in his name.
With the amount raised over $16,000 in the last decade, some of the charities to benefit include the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Legacy, Fred Hollows Foundation and now Bully Zero.
Demonstrating a maturity and compassion beyond his years, Noah was last year awarded the ‘Bully Zero Hiro of the Year’ from the Bully Zero Australia Foundation over his efforts to make the world a kinder place.
He said he wanted to make a positive impact on the world.
“I love raising money for charity because I am helping people who can’t help themselves,” he said.
The talented basketballer, Kung Fu practitioner, swimmer, actor, dancer and singer says he hopes to be always helping others.
“When I grow up, I’d like to become a psychologist so I can help even more people,” he said.
With a target of $1,000 and $255 raised so far this birthday, you can donate and help Noah reach his goal until the end of June by going to: