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Max makes his thousand ….and still counting!

Max’s Shop a success for Rare Breeds Charity

Thirteen year old Max Harvey of Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire has reached his target of £1000 raised for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST). Max has now held four fund raising events to support this worthwhile charity which aims to prevent indigenous species of farm animals from becoming extinct.

Max’s Shop raised in excess of £300 by selling cakes, chocolate, DVDs, videos, toys and plants. He had 130 visitors on Sunday June 14 and made sure everyone who purchased something left with an RBST sticker.

This is Max’s fourth fund-raising effort. He started three years ago with the first Max’s Shop followed the next year by a charity lunch for six people in his garden and then, a cream tea afternoon at his Mum’s Artweeks exhibition in 2008.
‘It was very hard work sorting out all the boxes of donations’, said Max.
‘We decided to have sections for the books so we had to spend time looking through
the titles but that worked because people have special interests so they could find what they liked best.
The men liked the war section but the ladies liked the romantic novels at 10p each!’

‘I started fund raising for the RBST when we met one of their representatives at Moreton-in-Marsh Country Show,’ adds Max.’The lady explained how hard it was to raise money for such a small charity and I thought it would be a good idea to help out.’

Max is now thinking up a new fund raising scheme for next year but he is waiting until his chief helpers, Mum and Dad, have got over this year before planning it!

Posted : 16/06/2009 14:21:12

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