Seven-year-old Charlie Watts is raising money for Roxburghe House in memory of his mum, Eileen.
In May this year, Charlie, who has four brothers, decided he wanted raise money for Roxburghe House in memory of their mum Eileen who passed away five years ago. Eileen died at Roxburghe House on 26 February 2013 following a battle with cancer.
Charlie has already raised £2,042 and on Saturday, 25 August, he will walk across the Tay Road Bridge as many times as possible over 10 hours. This date is very special to him, as it would be his mum’s 52nd birthday.
Charlie’s dad Adam said, “We often visit The Sanctuary in Roxburghe House close to the room where Eileen died, particularly at Christmas. We have both happy and sad memories there.
“When Charlie told me he wanted to raise money for them, I broke down in tears. It’s was a proud dad moment. It’s an amazing thing to do, especially at such a young age.”
Charlie said, “My brother Zak was talking about what he did to raise money for Red Nose Day. I thought maybe I could raise money for a charity. I asked my dad where mum lived when she was unwell. He told me it was Roxbughe House and I asked if I could raise money for them.
“I really miss my mum and I enjoy talking about her. I want to do something to keep her memory alive and it’s my way of showing her how much I love and miss her.”
If you would like to help Charlie with his fundraising, please go to: www.sponsorme.co.uk/charliewatts/tay-bridge-crossings.aspx