Veterans make new sign for young Richmond fundraisers

Pie with Ted Granger, from Veterans Woodcraft, and the new sign.

A veterans’ group has stepped in to help two young fundraisers after vandals smashed their sign.

Six-year-old George Sartin, known as Pie, together with his brother Oscar, 9, rescue chickens, and then sells the eggs so that they can help more of the birds. They also take part in other fundraising initiatives to help local animal charities.

The pair have  already raised more than £370 this year and have set themselves a target of £500.

Pie and Oscar, who both suffer with medical issues that mean they can’t walk far, had a sign advertising the eggs outside their home in Darlington Road, Richmond.

However, it was smashed recently by a group of teenagers.

When local group Veterans Woodcraft, which run woodcraft courses to help veterans who have been physically and mentally affected by their military service, heard about the vandalism they offered to help and have now made a new sign.

The sign was handed over recently by Ted Granger, from the group.


Ted Granger presents Pie with the new sign.