Kid’s generosity earns visit to cop chopper

| 23/01/2012

Trey Milgate Air Ops recruit - 18 January 2012 (244x300).jpg(CNS): An 11-year-old boy who donated his birthday cash to a diving charity was given a tour of the RCIPS helicopter recently to mark his special birthday.  Trey Milgate, who had his 11th birthday on the 11th day of the 11th month in 2011 decided to mark the occasion by throwing a birthday party for around 80 of his friends and classmates who were asked not to buy him presents but instead give donations for the ‘Stay Focused‘ diving charity for teens and young adults. Trey, who is a keen diver collected $1350 for his charity. The police commissioner, who was present when Trey delivered the cheque to ‘Stay focused was so impressed he invited him to visit the Air Operations Unit.

On arrival last Wednesday (rey was presented with his own Air Operations shirt before being briefed by the crew. He then hopped into the pilot’s seat and took control but only on the ground.

“Trey is remarkable young man and a real credit to his family and his community,” said David Baines. “He forfeited his birthday presents to ensure that those less fortunate than himself have an opportunity to enjoy a sport that he loves – diving. This is our way of making sure that we made his birthday extra special by arranging a visit to see the helicopter and meet the crew. He had a great time and, although he didn’t fly, he very quickly mastered some of the controls.  Who knows, his day as an Air Operations recruit might just persuade him that he has a future in the RCIPS.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Trey, Indeed you are remarkable and your parents must be also, they appear to have taught you well. THANK YOU!