Youngster from Saffron Walden raises more than £500 for animal welfare charity

PUBLISHED: 10:14 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:15 11 July 2017

Evie Wilson has raised more than £500 for the Dogs Trust. Picture: GARY WILSON

Evie Wilson has raised more than £500 for the Dogs Trust. Picture: GARY WILSON


A seven-year-old girl from Saffron Walden has been making the most of the sunshine by bouncing on her trampoline to raise money for charity.

Evie Wilson decided to do her bit for the Dogs Trust after one of its branches moved into the town, and, thanks to her efforts, has raised more than £500.

Gary Wilson, Evie’s dad, said: “She has always loved animals ever since she was a small girl. Now she is a bit older she really wants us to get a dog, which we hope to arrange soon.

He added: “She came up with the idea to bounce for hours on her 10 foot trampoline to raise money for mistreated and re homed dogs all on her own - I simply set up the Just Giving web page for her.

“We did decide on two hours of bouncing and not 12, which I thought may have been a bit too long.”

On the day, Evie was joined by friends who helped her complete the challenge, smashing her target of £200.

She hopes to take part in more fundraising next year

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