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14 year old Merritt Factor walks 25 miles to raise funds for Dogs Trust!

14-year-old dog-lover Merritt Factor is taking on the challenge of walking from London to Eton (25 miles) in March to raise funds for Dogs Trust!

Merritt says:

‘I have always loved dogs. I am raising money for Dogs Trust because I feel that they need this money, even more so because of Covid-19. I am hoping to raise £2,500 by completing a 25-mile trek.’

‘Four years ago, I got my own dog. Morgan means so much to me. At first, she was quite hesitant and scared when meeting new people. We called Dogs Trust and they explained to us how to help her settle in. They sent us lots of useful resources and we were able to help Morgan feel at home and let her settle in. This is why I want to fundraise for Dogs Trust because I really appreciate the work they have done, and I am extremely grateful for the help they gave us. I hope that this walk will be a way of giving back to them whilst also helping other dogs and their owners.’


Here are Merritt’s top tips for organising your own fundraising challenge:

1. Think up lots of ideas of what challenge you might like to do

2. Be prepared, think ahead and start planning early

4. Write a thank-you note to every donor, it makes their day

5. Create a way to keep in touch with those who have sponsored you and post regular updates and photos, e.g. on your fundraising page or on a Facebook page.

Good luck, Merritt!  

We’d like to wish Merritt the very best of luck with his challenge and a huge thank you for raising funds to help the many dogs in our care waiting to find their forever homes.

You can read more about Merritt’s story and donate here:

If you’d like to find out more or organise your own fundraising challenge, please contact the Fundraising team at [email protected]