Young fundraiser meets ‘woof-erly’ doggie residents he is helping
A young dog lover has been given a VIP tour of Dogs Trust Manchester as a thank you for raising hundreds of pounds for the charity.
Nine-year-old Oliver Walker from Dukinfield started raising money for Dogs Trust last year and has gone on to donate more than £300 so far.
Oliver, who is in Year Four at Broadbent Fold Primary School in Dukinfield, said:
“I love dogs. I have an eleven-year-old Cocker Spaniel called Alfie who I love to play with and help look after. It’s sad that so many dogs don’t have a home so I wanted to do something to help them.”
So far Oliver has made and sold Christmas and Easter decorations to raise money, organised a cake sale and taken part in the 2.5k Junior Great Manchester Run.
Anna Baatz, Education and Community Officer at Dogs Trust Manchester, who also visited Oliver’s school says:
“Oliver is incredible. He is so passionate about looking after animals and we’re delighted that he has chosen to support Dogs Trust.
“As soon as he has completed a fundraising event or activity, he starts to plan the next and I know he’s already going to be spending some of his summer holidays making Christmas decorations to sell. It was great showing him around and introducing him to some of the dogs that will benefit so much from his brilliant efforts.
“It was also lovely to be able to work with Oliver and his class in school, to help them all learn how being a responsible dog owner can help ensure dogs are happy and healthy and able to stay with their family all their lives.”
To find out more about all the dogs looking for their forever homes at Dogs Trust Manchester please call 0300 303 0292 or if you would like a Dogs Trust visit to your school please visit www.bedogsmart.org.uk