Sheringham schoolboy takes fundraising to new heights

Eight-year-old Dylan Webster at the bottom of north Norfolk landmark Beeston Hill, which he trekked

Eight-year-old Dylan Webster at the bottom of north Norfolk landmark Beeston Hill, which he trekked over every day for a week to raise cash for Sheringham Primary School's climbing frame appeal. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

An eight-year-old north Norfolk youngster has raised more than £180 for play equipment for his school, by trekking up and down local landmark Beeston Hill every day for a week.

Keen to support Sheringham Primary School's £30,000 climbing frame appeal, Year 3 pupil Dylan Webster, who lives near Beeston common, decided to organise a fundraising event.

After toying with the idea of a cake sale, he chose to do a sponsored walk and, keen to make his challenge as difficult as possible, decided to set off up Beeston Hill at 6am every morning.

Dylan's mum Samantha said he was inspired partly by older brother Taylor, 15, who organised a sponsored head shave with a group of friends to raise cash in honour of a pal who is having treatment for leukaemia.

'Dylan came home from school and said he wanted to do something for the appeal,' Mrs Webster explained. 'He told me it had to be something really difficult and, because he doesn't like walking and he's certainly not a morning person, we thought this would be ideal.'

After completing the final day of his challenge – which saw him take a total of around 30,000 steps – Dylan celebrated with a breakfast of croissants.

He was presented with a head teacher's award in assembly and, because the climbing frame fund has already topped its target, the cash he raised will go towards other playground equipment and a new shed.

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