FRANKSTON High School student Guy Taylor has taken an aerial approach to raising funds for a charity helping children with disabilities.
Guy took to the sky at Saturday’s Moomba Birdman rally to raise money for Dogs for Kids with Disabilities, a charity that trains dogs to act as companion animals for young locals with a range of different disabilities.
Guy, the deputy school captain, said he was called upon to help by his fellow leaders at Frankston High School.
“Last year we sat down and had a meeting, the school wanted to get a team together for the Birdman rally. They wanted someone who was a bit older so they asked me,” Guy said.
“The school chose to raise money for Dogs for Kids with Disabilities. It’s an awesome cause. For families it really has a massive impact, some people can’t leave the house without their dogs. It provides freedom for families. I think it’s a great cause and I want to help give more attention to them.”
Guy said his Birdman flying craft was put together by younger students at the school.
“The school handled putting together the craft, the students helped with all the hands on work. Mainly the Year 9 class helped put it together.”
Guy said he was supported on the day by school friends and the wider community.
More information on Dogs for Kids with Disabilities at dkd.org.au