Another fantastic donation towards Oscar’s 10 for 10! Huge thanks to Lee, ARI UK and their Masterserve Foundation for their generosity and support.
It was a year ago that the couple shared their plan to mark the year their baby son Oscar would have turned ten years old.
Karl said: “We had such grand plans and got off to a flying start thanks to a £1,500 donation from our friends at I AM Promotions. Then Covid19 came along and those plans fell apart overnight.
“However we were not deterred, we picked ourselves up and we came up with alternatives which included me running every day in July, with the support of my friends, building up to 31kms on July 31. It’s one of the toughest challenges of my life but so worth it.”
Karl was joined by fellow business owners, several from Swindon, who ran, cycled and walked around 5,000km collectively during July. The money raised then put Karl and Charlotte well over their £10,000 target.
In August the couple were contacted by Dan Sinclair of Cross Street Garage in Swindon who recommended submitting a proposal to ARI Fleet and their Masterserve Foundation.
Karl said: “We were delighted when they came back to us with an amazing donation of £5,119.67. This takes our total fundraising for the year to £19,050. We’d like to thank everyone who helped with our charitable efforts this year. Thank you for any financial donations, for sharing any social media posts about what we were doing. This will make a huge difference for families who are coming to terms with caring for a very sick child, or even the loss of a child.”
Oscar was born at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon on June 7 2010 at just 25 weeks and two days’ gestation. He was so small he was transferred to St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol to be cared for in their specialist neo natal unit.
Since Oscar’s passing, the couple have already raised more than £30,000 in his memory. Their efforts during 2020 will mean they have raised almost £50,000 to support other families.