Leschenault Catholic Primary School Year 5 Matthew Fisher gets visit from carpet cleaning company Britex

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Luke McPhersonHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Matthew Fisher and his Leschenault Catholic Primary School classmates
Camera IconMatthew Fisher and his Leschenault Catholic Primary School classmates

Matthew Fisher loves vacuums cleaners.

The Year 5 student at Leschenault Catholic Primary School recently wrote a letter to carpet cleaning company Britex with a special request — a black rug doctor.

The youngster has several vacuum cleaners of his own which he uses around the house but said a black rug doctor would be the prized item in his collection.

A rug doctor is a type of carpet cleaner Matthew has been enthused about since his parents hired one to clean their home eight years ago.

Britex was touched by the story and sent Tony Paul to meet Matthew and his classmates and donate some products to the school.

Matther Fisher and Tony Paul
Camera IconMatther Fisher and Tony Paul

Mr Paul said the company was happy to be involved in such a heartwarming story.

“We’re just trying to help the community out and if we can put back into the community, we will,” he said.

Matthew Fisher and the Britex which was donated to the school
Camera IconMatthew Fisher and the Britex which was donated to the school Credit: Pictures: Luke McPherson

“Look at the joy it has brought (Matthew).

“With the times of COVID, if we can put a smile on someone's face we absolutely will.”

Matthew has been making model vacuum cleaners out of cardboard and giving demonstrations to his classmates with his creations.

The school said the vacuum cleaners were Matthew’s and it was up to him what happens to them when he leaves the school.

Matthew’s father Rhys said Matthew had recently taken up letter writing and loved getting in touch with people about things he was passionate about.

Matthew also recently sent a letter to NASA saying he wanted to be the first man on Mars.

NASA wrote back and said to Matthew they were excited to receive his letter and he was in the right age range to potentially go to the red planet. Matthew said he was going to be the first man on Mars.

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