PARENTS WHO PLEDGED TO RAISE £10K IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON, DOUBLE THEIR MONEY!

Latest news from Karl & Charlotte Paul from Smarter Media & Oscar’s 10 for 10

PARENTS Karl and Charlotte Paul have smashed their fundraising target and raised almost £20,000 in memory of their son Oscar. 

It was a year ago that the couple shared their plan to mark the year their baby son Oscar would have turned ten years old. Had he not died in 2010. 

The pair, who now have three daughters, had various events planned to raise funds to donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Bristol. A charity they’re indebted to for the support it gave at the worst time in their lives. This organisation is self-funded and not associated with any other charity. And, this year especially, they need cash support to continue their work. 

Karl, who is chairman of Swindon-based digital marketing agency Smarter Media, said: “We had such grand plans. We got off to a flying start thanks to a £1,500 donation from our friends at I AM Promotions. Then Covid19 came along and those plans fell apart overnight. 

Undeterred

Said Karl: We weren’t deterred. We picked ourselves up and we came up with alternatives. One of which included me running every day in July, with the support of my friends, building up to 31kms on July 31. It’s one of the toughest challenges of my life but so worth it.”

Several fellow business owners joined Karl – many from Swindon. They ran, cycles and walked around 5,000km collectively during July. The money raised then put Karl and Charlotte well over their £10,000 target and smashed their fundraising target.

Fundraising Target Smashed! - From left to right, Carl McCulloch and Vicki McCulloch of TRAK Employment Solutions, Lee Palmer of ARI Fleet/The Masterserve Foundation, Charlotte & Karl Paul, Ashley Cain of Moovahome and Lance Tucker of Sunshine Window Cleaning.
From left to right, Carl McCulloch and Vicki McCulloch of TRAK Employment Solutions, Lee Palmer of ARI Fleet/The Masterserve Foundation, Charlotte & Karl Paul, Ashley Cain of Moovahome and Lance Tucker of Sunshine Window Cleaning.