Three-year-old Lola raises £310 for blind veteran’s garden marathon

A three-year-old superstar fundraiser from Cumbria has raised £310 to help fund our ongoing work supporting blind veterans across the UK through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lola Shutt from Egremont in Cumbria hosted a street collection in her front garden in the week building up to the 75th anniversary of VE Day, with Lola’s dad Daniel Shutt helping bring in the numbers via social media. On VE Day itself there were goody bags for local children to take, with many leaving donations in Lola’s collection tin.

Lola chose to fundraise after going to see her cousin and blind veteran Darren Blanks complete the 26th mile of his back garden marathon. Inspired by Darren’s fundraising for us, Lola decided she wanted to do something to add to his fundraising total.

“I’m so proud of Lola for raising a fantastic amount of money for charity and giving something back to the community at such a young age.”
Lola's dad, Daniel
"I decided to go ahead with a marathon in my back garden after the London Marathon was delayed as Blind Veterans UK need the support more than ever at the moment. Lola did a fantastic job with her collection, and I know the charity will really appreciate the effort she put in to make it a success."
Blind veteran Darren
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