Joey Scout’s bright idea

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Seven year old Joey Scout Zavier Potter
Camera IconSeven year old Joey Scout Zavier Potter Credit: Picture: Ella Maesepp

Katanning’s Zavier Potter has raised more than $900 for a light bulb recycling program in town.

The seven-year-old Joey Scout ran a tough campaign since May and inspired everyone in town to donate to the cause.

On Friday, Zavier thanked everyone who has participated in his fundraiser and baked cupcakes as a thank you gift.

“At the moment, our country town doesn’t have light bulb recycling, so light bulbs are just going into landfill,” he said.

“All of the mercury can come out and pollute the environment, and the aluminium and glass is getting wasted.

“Thanks to all my supporters and the Katanning Lions Club for their kind donations.” Zavier’s mother, Ella Maesepp, said she was proud of the work Zavier had done for his community. “It’s not often that a child achieves the Peak Award in their section. Zavier is the first of our Katanning Joeys to complete the community project which is part of the Promise Challenge,” she said.

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