In the wake of a tragedy, 10-year-old Damien Widdison is using his special talents to ensure other children do not have to endure what he has.
Damien’s grandfather, Peter Doughty, died suddenly three weeks ago from cancer.
Damien, who was very close to his grandfather, immediately knew what he wanted to do.
He told his mother, Melinda Doughty, he wanted to raise money for Cancer Council.
“I wanted to do it so other people wouldn’t lose their pop,” he said.
Damien has been juggling since the start of last year and will impress shoppers on Baylis Street on Saturday.
Damien’s teacher at school taught him the skill and he can now juggle bowling pins, hoops and up to five balls.
He has busked before but this is his first time doing it for charity.
His mother was amazed when Damien approached her with the idea.
“He’s a sensitive little guy,” she said.
“He thinks the more money he can raise, the better chance they have of curing it.”
Damien will be at the walkway next to Bonds on Baylis Street from 10.30am to 1pm on Saturday taking donations and selling Cancer Council merchandise to reach his target of $300.
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