Tone News has been contacted by a number of people wishing to share what they are doing to help raise money for different causes in the face of COVID-19.
Jack Parker (below) from Wellington is 11 years old and is an animal lover and read about the trouble Dartmoor zoo was in on the news recently, because of the coronavirus.
He has decided he wants to raise money for them by running the equivalent of a marathon over 3 weeks or sooner.
Dartmoor zoo need £11.500 a week to safely care for the animals and if they can no longer operate, they would have to look into rehoming or at worse euthanasia.
Meanwhile, Aaron Webster from Bishops Lydeard told us about the challenge that his two boys are embarking upon to help raise money for the NHS:
“I wanted to drop you a quick email to say that my 10 year old and 8 year old boys decided they wanted to run a marathon in our garden (near Bishops Lydeard) to raise money for the NHS.
“They called the challenge Outrun Corona and have been running a mile a day for the last 23 days, 3 days and miles to go and in total they have raised £2,000.”