Isaac goes to great lengths to support homeless

STOKED: Isaac Donne, 7, gives the thumbs up during his efforts to swim 99 laps of Pambula pool to raise $99 for a homelessness charity.
STOKED: Isaac Donne, 7, gives the thumbs up during his efforts to swim 99 laps of Pambula pool to raise $99 for a homelessness charity.

Isaac Donne was so taken with the plight of a homeless man he encountered recently that he went to incredible lengths to help out. Lengths of a pool that is.

The Pambula seven-year-old spent last week swimming laps each day at Pambula’s aquatic centre to raise money to buy a Street Swag. Each swag costs $99, so Isaac rallied round his relatives to sponsor him to swim 99 laps.

He completed the challenge on Saturday – actually completing 100 laps in the end – with mum dad and sister Misty, 9, in the pool to cheer him on.

“When we were on holiday in Alice Springs I saw a man sitting on a jumper. He didn’t have a home and he had some coins on his jumper.

“I asked mum if I could please give him some money and I gave him $5 of my pocket money.”

On the same trip, they also saw a TV ad for Street Swags and the seed of an idea was planted.

Isaac is stoked his hard work means a homeless person somewhere will now have a comfortable and safe place to sleep – and he's already planning to do the same next year.

Isaac has also said that when he grows up he wants to work with homeless people.

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