Melbourne youngster gives up Coles Little Shop collection to help Royal Children’s Hospital

Oliver Nguyen is no doubt the envy of many kids his age after collecting the entire 30-piece set of Coles’ hugely popular Little Shop Mini Collectables.

But in a selfless move which will warm the hearts of many, the six-year-old from Melbourne has decided to pass on his highly sought-after prize.

Oliver instead is selling raffle tickets for $5 each to auction off his Mini Collectables at the bakery his parents own in Hoppers Crossing, roughly 30km west from Melbourne’s CBD. 

Six-year-old Oliver Nguyen is auctioning off his Coles Little Shop to raise money for charity

Six-year-old Oliver Nguyen is auctioning off his Coles Little Shop to raise money for charity

Six-year-old Oliver Nguyen is auctioning off his Coles Little Shop to raise money for charity

The big winners are the Royal Children’s Hospital, with Oliver’s tickets going out the door at a rapid rate.

After initially hoping to raise close to a hundred dollars, $500 has already been collected.

Oliver’s mum Huong Nguyen, said the response from customers at her bakery has been amazing.

‘Everyone has been really happy to support it,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘The attention has been a little overwhelming, we certainly didn’t expect it.

‘Once Oliver decided he wanted to give away his collection, my husband and I suggested a raffle.

Tickets for just $5 are on sale ahead of the raffle at The Baker's Son on Saturday, February 22

Tickets for just $5 are on sale ahead of the raffle at The Baker's Son on Saturday, February 22

Tickets for just $5 are on sale ahead of the raffle at The Baker’s Son on Saturday, February 22

‘We are very proud of him.’ 

Oliver, a primary school student at Sacred Heart Primary School in Newport, decided he wanted to donate to the Children’s Hospital after spending time as a patient in the emergency ward a few years ago. 

Raffle winners will be drawn on Saturday, September 22, at The Baker’s Son.

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