Determined Dexter (7) sets himself 40p fundraising target - and nets £140 for Children in Need

A YOUNG fundraiser who set himself a target of 40p surpassed all expectations when he brought in more than £140!

Dexter Jeffrey (7, pictured) is running 2km every day this week with dad Simon in aid of Children in Need.

Proud dad Simon said: “The idea was all done to Dexter.

“He loves taekwondo and has never really been a runner before but he was watching something about the rickshaw challenge for Children in Need and decided he wanted to do something himself.

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“He initially said let’s do 5k but we decided to do 2k every day for a week.

“I asked what he wanted to raise and he said 40p! He went round family and got about £20 and since we set up a Go Fund Me page he’s got to £140.”

Little Dexter, of Rawmarsh, has his own YouTube channel and posts an update before and after every run.

Simon said: “He chooses the route and we go and run 1k in one direction and then run back.

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“He likes to do a little ‘after’ update for his YouTube channel so he can prove he’s done it.”

You can see Dexter’s daily updates on his YouTube Channel at and sponsor him at

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