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Bandit the ferret ran a marathon – and helped to donate thousands of books to children

Bandit the ferret ran a marathon – and helped to donate thousands of books to children - EpicNews

May 27, 2020 – 07:28 BST
Carla Challis

Bandit the ferret may solely be eight-months-old, however the beloved household pet simply raised thousands of kilos for charity by working a marathon. It took Bandit two and a half weeks to full a full marathon by occurring small walks along with his house owners on daily basis. Arabella and Jim Wood, together with their daughters Rosie and Poppy, would take Bandit for 4 mile walks by the woods close to their Oxfordshire house to full the 26.2 miles, and elevate funds for London Children’s Book Project and At The Bus artwork charity. He has raised over £2,000 by his JustGiving page, sufficient to fund the supply of 19,000 books and artwork assets to children round Oxfordshire.


Bandit raised over £2,000 for charity

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And Bandit has even grow to be a native celeb, with individuals stopping the household to ask if he is the actual Bandit. Arabella Woods commented: “Its been a wonderful focus for us during lockdown, and we’re so pleased to have been able to give coverage and raise funds for such a brilliant charity. Over the course of 10 days and using an app to track us, we followed in Bandit’s footsteps for up to 4 miles a day – over streams, through undergrowth and never in a straight line. He loves his walks, exploring animal holes and chatting to passers-by.” 


Bandit takes a well-deserved relaxation after working the marathon over 10 days

Bandit’s fundraising occasion started as half of the 2.6 problem, on what ought to have been the day of the London Marathon on April 26. But as Bandit confirmed no indicators of giving up, his household determined to see if he may full the 26.2 miles of a full marathon – which he did in 10 days. The household stated they even struggled to sustain generally, as Bandit was on a mission!

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The household determined to elevate funds for his or her chosen charities as a result of of the nice work they’re doing throughout lockdown. “They are doing great work in Oxfordshire, and thanks to the commitment of teachers to their pupils, bundles of books and art resources are being delivered to hundreds of homes. Not only have the books offered a good distraction and a welcome break from screens, they have also helped to create a bridge of communication between teachers and their pupils which in some families has been vital for safeguarding,” stated Arabella.

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