Young artist Maddi Wren's fundraising for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has culminated on a high note.
The seven-year-old sold her artwork at a roadside stall and received a $200 donation from Port Macquarie boutique Glasshouse Emporium's Sharon Drew.
That brought her fundraising tally to $402 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Then mayor Peta Pinson arrived at the fundraising presentation with a $400 donation to the cause from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to match Maddi's fundraising total.
Cr Pinson said she found it extraordinary for a seven-year-old child to have such a connection to raising money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Maddi's 11 paintings and one still life drawing sold within one hour at her art stall on Monday [June 14].
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Mid-North Coast regional partnership officer Richard McGovern said they were just ecstatic at Maddi's donation.
"To have a seven-year-old come forward off her own bat, to not only raise the money but be able to donate it to a charity, is unbelievable," he said.
Maddi presented the donation to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service on Thursday [June 17].
Maddi received a certificate from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and a bunch of flowers from the mayor.
Artist Pauline Roods, who painted the Hello Koala sculpture named Chief, a roaming ambassador for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, presented Maddi with a colouring book, calendar, tote bag, magnet and badge from Hello Koalas director Margret Meagher.
Mrs Roods personally presented Maddi with paintbrushes and will drop off some canvases to the seven-year-old.
She said Maddi's art stall fundraiser was a great launch into the art world.
Maddi and her mum Jayne thanked everyone for their support.
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