An eight-year old boy from Thackley, Bradford, decided he wanted to do something special during lockdown to help rescue animals in need – and he is now using his artistic skills to raise vital funds.
Animal lover Zach is drawing his own creations as well as requests from anyone who donates to his fundraising for the RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford and District branch. His creations are posted on his Facebook Fundraising group, and he also sends out copies of his art – digitally or by post – to anyone who donates. Zach has been drawing a variety of things, from penguins to alien spaceships.
Zach’s mum Jemma Walker says, “Zach has always been a great animal lover and our family adopted 2 kittens from the local RSPCA in Bradford almost 16 years ago. Sadly, we lost one of our cats last year but we still have Bailey (pictured above with Zach) and whom Zach loves so much that it inspired him to help out the charity during lockdown.
“The fundraising total currently stands at £283 with more donations coming in and we’re even laminating and sanitising any artwork requests for delivery too!”
All funds raised thanks to Zach’s works of art will go directly to help the local RSPCA animal centre.
Fay Gibbons, the Digital & Community fundraiser for the branch, says, “Zach really is a hero in our eyes – it’s been an incredibly difficult time for us here at the centre with all of our Charity Shops closed and fundraising events on hold for the foreseeable future, so all of the money raised will go a really long way in helping us to care for local animals in need.
“Well done Zach, you’re a superstar!”
To find out more about the fundraiser or to donate and get your hands on your own doodle by Zach, visit his Facebook group.