Surprise £10,000 donation for a six-year-old’s walking fundraiser

A £10,000 donation has been given to a six-year-old fundraiser who is climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest across the UK.  

Oscar Burrow from Lancashire aims to raise £29,030, which is the height of Everest, for Derian House Children’s Charity. 

After seeing Oscar’s story on BBC North-West Tonight, Mark Dunn from Houghton Dunn Charitable Trust has donated £10,000 to help Oscar’s fundraiser.  

Mark said: “Oscar has been making a fantastic effort for someone so young – he’s very brave. 

“I know Derian house, so I decided to help him out and help him almost reach his target.”  

The funds raised currently stand at £27,563 after the family were surprised by the cheque on March 24 at their local hospice in Chorley. 

Kim, Oscar’s mum said: “I was so gobsmacked. The generosity of Mark just blew me away.”  

Oscar added: “Mark has helped us and I’m almost there – I only need £2,000 and we have done it!”  

Oscar has now climbed five mountains including Helvellyn and Snowden and plans to complete 12 by the end of this year.  

Derian House Charity provides respite and end-of-life care for over 400 children and young people across the North-West.  

Karen Edwards, Chief Executive at Derian House said: “It is only down to the generosity of our incredible supporters – like Oscar and his family – that we are able to do this and we’re so grateful.”