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CALLUM’S CASH BOOST FOR CHILDREN IN CARE

Bank accounts belonging to children in care on the Isle of Wight have been topped up by a fundraising Isle of Wight Council employee.

Callum Tanner, 29, completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge – tackling the 3 highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales – in under 24 hours.

The data and performance team manager completed the feat in support of the Share Foundation, which manages junior ISA accounts for looked after children.

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He smashed his fundraising target by reaching £1,200, with money still coming in.

The cash will be shared between the live junior ISA accounts belonging to children in care on the Island.

He said:

“Having been the council’s lead contact to the Share Foundation for almost two years, I knew about the challenges it faced in attracting extra money.

“I thought raising any additional funds or awareness could only be a good thing.

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“Thanks to everyone who has supported, donated, shared on social media, baked or ate some cake in aid of looked after children on the Island.”

For more information visit https://sharefound.org.

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