Freddy finds out about the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal from his family and hears how his Dad had survived one in India. Moved by the plight of the earthquake victims, Freddy wants to contribute to his middle school’s fundraiser with the Singapore Red Cross; he and his brother work on household chores for pay and attempt to set up a lemonade stand, but Freddy feels it is too small a contribution. Discouraged and about to give up, Freddy is inspired by a young girl selling cookies at his inter-class football game and decides to give it a second run. Inspired by his younger brother Ray, who plays the ukulele, Freddy calls on his friends, family, and colleagues of his parents to set up a fundraiser/awareness fair within two weeks, battling and surmounting challenges along the way.
"Freddy the Eager Fundraiser is an easy-to-read true story of kindness, responsibility and resilience. Freddy is an unusually determined character who shows imagination and maturity. Learning quickly from his mistakes, he pushes himself to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve success beyond his wildest dreams.”
—Linda Locke, co-author of Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid
“A charming debut which explores the value of fundraising, community and family. Full of humour and heart."
—Pip Harry, award-winning author of I'll Tell You Mine, Head of the River and Because of You
Cover Type: Softcover
Page Count: 156
Year Published: 2018