13 December 2012
Daniel, Arron and Fundraising Manager Michelle Muir
Arron's Aim raises £1,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support and a local hospice.
Arron is a 10 year old little boy with a big heart. On finding out that his dearly loved Grandad had cancer, he struggled and tried to cope the best way a little boy of that age can. When the shock of the diagnosis faded, it was Arron's big heart that came to the surface, along with the will to do, not dwell.
That's how they focused on Arron's Aim, to help raise money for people with the same illness as his Grandad. Arron chose Macmillan Cancer Support and a local hospice to raise the funds for.
So far Arron has come up with the idea of a cake sale at his school which raised £120, a stall at a Christmas Fayre which raised £130 and his idea for a Big Party turned into a Family Charity Night, which raised £1050.
His ideas are still coming thick and fast and he intends to run the junior great north run next year, among other fundraisers. A Facebook site has been set up to keep people up to date with the events as they happen.
Michelle Muir, Fundraising manager, went along to meet Arron, his brother Daniel and his Mam Kathryn: 'It was lovely to see such a young boy with so much enthusiasm to raise money. He couldn’t wait to hand the cheque over for £600, and as he says, plans on lots of other fundraisers next year.'