Pogo Paul smashes fundraiser total

Paul Gillespie, 8, and his pogo stick raised funds for Oban's MS Centre.

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Paul Gillespie’s pogo stick skills have smashed his fundraising goal for Oban’s Multiple Sclerosis Centre where his auntie Nik MacKechnie is manager.

The eight-year-old, who is a Park Primary pupil, hoped to make £200 by pogoing and walking 50kms in aid of the centre in Gencruitten Road but has managed to bring in more than £800.

The money has been handed over to the centre and will go towards keeping up its good work.

Paul’s aunty Nik said: ‘We’ll be organising a special thank you to Paul at the end of lockdown when it’s safe. He’s done a fabulous job.’

The centre is reopening gradually, now able to allow one person a day to use its oxygen therapy chamber. It is also helping people during the COVID-19 crisis by loaning out mobile oxygen machines, delivered to their doors, to help them stay well.

Anyone wanting to make a donation to the centre can drop off a donation but would need to ring ahead first on 01631 566602.