After writing about the lovely Eadidh and her incredible efforts to cycle across Scotland for us, I got a lot of comments about how brilliant it was to see a younger supporter doing so much for their chosen cause. One email I received was from a lady who was bursting with justifiable pride over her son's achievements for Dogs Trust. This is what she had to say:
Oscar Fenton, age 9 [pictured above in checked shirt and below centre], who lives in Burgess Hill, loves dogs and wanted to do something to help dogs who are unwanted or lost. Oscar has 3 dogs of his own and so has grown up with them in his family and knows how important it is for dogs to be looked after and cared for properly. So Oscar decided to try and raise some money for the Dogs Trust and with the help of his Grandma he organised a coffee morning!
Lots of people donated cakes and there was a raffle and it was all held in his Grandma's garden last spring. He then organised a sponsored dog walk - ringing his friends to join in and putting up posters. The 2 events raised an astonishing £624.04 which he handed over to Dogs Trust in Shoreham.
What a result for a young lad!
I totally agree: well done Oscar. It was a super effort that garnered great results!
If you are interested in fundraising for Dogs Trust but aren't sure where to start, check out the ideas on our Giving pages or contact our community fundraising team.
If you have a great story to tell about your efforts, why not share it in the comments below?