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'Superstar' six-year-old given tour of RSPCA after raising over £300 with book

PUBLISHED: 10:49 21 October 2019 | UPDATED: 11:05 21 October 2019

The book raised more than £300 for the charity. Photo: RSPCA

The book raised more than £300 for the charity. Photo: RSPCA

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A six-year-old Bungay boy who wrote a book for the RSPCA was thanked by the charity with a surprise visit.

Oscar with Animal Welfare Officer Craig Plumley who presented him with a certificate. Photo: RSPCAOscar with Animal Welfare Officer Craig Plumley who presented him with a certificate. Photo: RSPCA

Oscar Payne decided to write a book to sell to friends, family and neighbours after watching an RSPCA advert which asked for help to support animals in need.

Mum Hayley Payne said: "Oscar was so upset after watching the advert as he didn't realise that people could be so cruel to animals and he immediately wanted to do something to help them.

"We are so incredibly proud of him."

He has raised more than £315 selling his book for £1 a copy.

Six-year-old Oscar looking after kittens with his brother Eliot. Photo: RSPCASix-year-old Oscar looking after kittens with his brother Eliot. Photo: RSPCA

After hearing about Oscar's amazing efforts, the charity sent him a goody bag and invited him for a special behind the scenes tour of RSPCA Martlesham Animal Centre in Suffolk, where he looked after animals and was presented with a certificate.

Zoe Barrett, animal centre manager, added: "Oscar was such a superstar - and I am sure he will inspire more children to be just as compassionate, and kind as he is."

Photo: RSPCAPhoto: RSPCA

Photo: RSPCAPhoto: RSPCA

Photo: RSPCAPhoto: RSPCA

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