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Young Cameron hopes to burn rubber on first run

5 October2012

Sunday 7 October sees the Mini Great Edinburgh Run held in Holyrood Park and among the little legs taking part will be four year old Cameron Scott.

Cameron will be taking part in his first ever race and is running the 1.5km course to raise money and awareness for the Fire Fighters Charity. Cameron is the son of a third generation fire fighter and the family have had first hand experience of using the charity, which provides vital support to fire service personnel and their families when they need it most. The charity has three specialist centres located in Devon, Cumbria and West Sussex and offers fire fighters the help they need to recover from injury, surgery or illness so that they can get back to their important job of saving lives.

Cameron said: “I am really excited about doing my first ever run. My daddy is a fireman, so I want to raise money for the Fire Fighter Charity. My family have had to use the charity before and they have helped to make them better. I don’t think I’ll be the fastest on the day but I’ll try as hard as I can!”

To raise funds Cameron’s mum has set up a Virgin Money Giving page and so far he has managed to raise over £250 with lots of good luck messages being left on his fundraising page to support him in his efforts.

Alex Heasley, Head of Virgin Money Giving said: “All of us at Virgin Money Giving would like to wish Cameron the very best of luck in his first run. It’s a fantastic cause he’s raising money for and I am sure that he will do just fine and enjoy his first ever run.”

To sponsor Cameron please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SarahScott9

To find out more about Virgin Money Giving please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com

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About Virgin Money Giving

  • Virgin Money Giving is the not-for-profit online fundraising arm of Virgin Money and was established in 2009. Virgin Money uses its infrastructure and expertise as a financial services business to ensure that Virgin Money Giving is efficient, secure and offers a high quality service to all fundraisers, charities and those wanting to donate to charity online
  • Virginmoneygiving.com is free for fundraisers, charges a flat registration fee of £100 + VAT for charities and a 2% fee on all donations before Gift Aid, which means for every £10 raised charities receive £12.15. Virgin Money Giving charges charities the minimum fees needed to cover the running costs of the site. Any money left over after covering operating costs will go towards reducing fees further or improving services for fundraisers and charities
  • Fundraisers can personalise their fundraising pages, send out email alerts and manage their fundraising events. They can include their own content, photos and links to their page as well as customise messages for their supporters. Fundraisers can also link their page to social networking sites. Virgin Money Giving also contains fundraising ideas and tips, offering help and advice to fundraisers on how to raise more for charity
  • Virginmoneygiving.com is the official sponsorship website of the Virgin London Marathon, Royal Parks Half Marathon, Virgin Active London Triathlon and Nike Run to the Beat, as well as the Virgin Money Cyclone