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PICTURES: Brave Inverness schoolboy does double dunk at Loch Ness for Dogs Trust


By Andrew Dixon

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Ready to make the plunge. Picture: James Mackenzie
Ready to make the plunge. Picture: James Mackenzie

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.

Ronnie with dad Chris and uncle Greg Drew. Picture: James Mackenzie
Ronnie with dad Chris and uncle Greg Drew. Picture: James Mackenzie

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.

The trio brave freezing temperatures.
The trio brave freezing temperatures.

“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.”

Ronnie Malcolm (11) getting warm again with mum Jackie after his fundraising dip at Dores. Picture: James Mackenzie
Ronnie Malcolm (11) getting warm again with mum Jackie after his fundraising dip at Dores. Picture: James Mackenzie

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.”

Lady was loved by the whole family.
Lady was loved by the whole family.

Donate at https://uk.gofundme.com/f/ronnies-fund-raiser-for-dogs-trust

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