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Published On: 27 Apr 2022

Our Junior Ambassador Leads the Way

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital’s Junior Ambassador, Toby Mitchell, means business! This philanthropic 11-year-old from Sydney has raised almost $9000 for wildlife over the past five years.  The funds have supported the mission to treat, rehabilitate, and release native wildlife at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.   

In his latest trip to donate $1, 850 to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Toby experienced a day in the life of a Vet and enjoyed Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with his family.   It was a huge celebration for Toby who travelled from Sydney especially to visit Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.  Toby spent valuable time with Dr Andrew Hill and the rest of the vet team who are fostering Toby’s dream of becoming a Vet. 

Toby has raised these vital funds through donating his birthday money, bake sales, market stalls and even selling his very own children’s books.  Toby was inspired to save wildlife after his visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in 2018 where he watched wildlife procedures at the Hospital from the viewing deck.  Since that moment, Toby has enjoyed hand-delivering his donations to help sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife. 

Toby is an incredible leader for his generation and it’s hard to believe that as an 11-year-old he’s already been a wildlife advocate for almost five years.  It’s wonderful that his family have been encouraging him to pursue his vision.  Upon delivering his first donation, it was clear Toby had grand plans.

“I want to one day be able to help animals that have become sick and injured from humans.  I want to be able to make a difference and help these beautiful animals that cannot help themselves,” Toby said at just age seven. 

We can’t wait to watch Toby’s progress into the future.  Toby and his family are inspiring a whole new generation.  If you would like to join the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital mission, please become a ‘Friend of the Hospital’.  You can join a group of passionate people dedicated to being educated about wildlife.  

‘Friends of the Hospital’ are invited to meet the animals and experience the hospital, as well as attend exclusive quarterly vet talks.  

Sign up for as little as $50 per year on our website: currumbinwildlifehospital.org.au 

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