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Five-year-old Takeley boy sets out on a mission to save the rhinos




A little boy who loves animals and wants to do everything he can to stop endangered species from becoming extinct has completed a five-mile fundraising challenge.

Five-year-old William Turner, who lives in Takeley, did his sponsored hike around Hatfield Forest.

The Roseacres Primary School pupil was joined by his proud mum Lucy Banks and nan Carol Ball in his endeavour to raise funds for Save The Rhino.

William Turner doing his five mile charity walk with mum Lucy Banks and nan Carol Ball (13074523)
William Turner doing his five mile charity walk with mum Lucy Banks and nan Carol Ball (13074523)

Lucy, 28, explained: “He was so determined to do something to help the rhinos after learning about their struggles at school. He loves all wildlife and animals; he is becoming a mini activist and is insistent that he is going to save the world one problem at a time.”

The trio completed their journey in 2hr 31min. William has raised over £200 and the donations are continuing to flood in on.

On his online donation page, William explains: “At school we learnt about rhinos and how they are becoming extinct. We also learnt that the northern white rhino has recently become extinct.

William Turner doing his five mile charity walk (13074525)
William Turner doing his five mile charity walk (13074525)

“It makes me feel upset because the animals are in trouble and I don’t like it, we need to help them. I want to help the other rhinos that are still around before it’s too late. I want to try to raise as much money for Save The Rhino as I can to help them keep the rhinos safe.”

Visit virginmoneygiving.com/williamsavetherhino to donate to the cause.



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