PICTURES: Brave Inverness schoolboy does double dunk at Loch Ness for Dogs Trust
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A young fundraiser took a dip in an icy loch not once but twice, after smashing his target for charity.
Ronnie Malcolm (11), a P7 pupil at Smithton Primary, took on the New Year’s Day challenge in aid of the Dogs Trust after his much-loved pooch Lady passed away, aged 16, shortly before Christmas.
Mum Jackie Malcolm said: “The [full body] ‘dunk’ was fantastic. Ronnie was a little nervous when we arrived at Loch Ness, but went straight in the water with his dad and uncle.
“Ronnie came out and had a flask of tea and went back in again as he said he wanted to do it twice as he has raised over double the money.
“His total is sitting at £545 with still more donations going to be made in the coming week. I’m so proud of him and his achievement.”
His original target was £250.
Prior to the event, Ronnie said: “Lady was one of the family, she was my best friend and I just want to do something in her memory.”
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