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Exmouth boy takes on 5km charity walk in memory of grandad

By Will Goddard

23rd Sep 2022 | Local News

Raymond Moore with grandson Mikey, left (Ria Dance)
Raymond Moore with grandson Mikey, left (Ria Dance)

An Exmouth boy is set to walk 5km in his pyjamas for charity in memory of his grandfather.

Mikey Dance, 8, lost his grandad Raymond Moore in June this year.

Raymond was well known in the town and ran Moore's Pasties, which was founded by his father in the 1970s, until he retired in 2019. It is still operating today at the Dinan Way Trading Estate and is run by his son Daniel Moore.

Mr Moore's grandson Mikey has recently been learning about charities and fundraising.

He has now taken it upon himself to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, which was involved in efforts to save Raymond's life, by doing a 5km walk in his pyjamas on Exmouth beach on Saturday 1 October.

Raymond Moore with grandson Mikey (Ria Dance)

Mikey's mother, and daughter of Raymond Moore, Ria Dance said: "As you know we sadly lost my dad in June.

"Mikey has recently been learning about charities and fundraising and decided he'd like to raise money for this charity in memory of his grandad.

"He's going to be walking 5km in his pyjamas in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Along with the wonderful ambulance services Devon Air Ambulance Trust attended to help my dad.

"We are aware the cost of living is incredibly crippling at the moment, but we would appreciate any donation - no matter how big or small."

Mikey has reportedly been "blown away" by the amount of donations already given. At the time of writing, he has raised £330 on JustGiving and more in cash donations.

Click here if you would like to donate.

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