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Kind-hearted Christchurch youngsters to raise money for Syrian casualties
A GROUP of three kind-hearted seven-year-olds have organised a pier to pier run to raise money for Oxfam’s Love Syria campaign.
Dylan Rees-Coshan, Sam Forest and Henry Chung masterminded the charity fun-run after watching news items about the growing number of casualties in the Syrian civil war. Dylan said: “We were very upset by the fact that 93,000 people have died in the Syrian civil war and we wanted to do something to help.
“We kept on watching it on the news and although we know this isn't going to happen to us we did imagine what it would be like if 93,000 of us died or if our families had to run away from our house and leave our things.”
The three boys from Christchurch Junior School have already raised £680 and will be running from Fisherman’s Walk to Bournemouth pier at 12pm on October 30. Dylan’s mum, Lorna said: “We are all a bit gobsmacked as they have organised everything themselves and they more than doubled their fundraising target in 24 hours.
“It’s amazing that someone so young can feel so powerfully about this type of cause. I remember Dylan saying I might not be able to go to the Middle East, but I can run.”
The three boys have been training hard during their lunch break at school in preparation for the roughly 2.5 mile fun-run.
Sam’s mum Emma Baddiley, 42, said: “They have all made t-shirts and I’ve heard they have been doing practice runs at lunch time. We were all absolutely blown away by the initiative they showed to do this.”
To donate, visit the Just Giving page: justgiving.com/DylanHenrySam
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