BBC Devon's Fitz turns lumberjack for charity.
RADIO man David Fitzgerald has turned lumberjack to bring in charity cash.
The BBC Radio Devon presenter – and columnist for The Herald – is trying to Double it for Devon over the next six months. The effort is part of Radio Devon's 30th birthday celebrations.
Fitz and his fellow presenters have each been given £19.83 – the year radio Devon went on air – and challenged to double it in the next month.
That will be doubled again and again over the coming months until a bumper donation can be made to charity.
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Fitz and his team opted to saw and bag up waste wood to sell at Chaplins Superstore in Plympton last week.
Producer John Govier explained: "The fundraising idea is for individuals or teams to start with £19.83 and then find a way to double it in a month. They then have £39.66 and are asked to double that in the following month. This goes on for six months when they should end up with a minimum of £634.56 – obviously the hope is that they will do more than double on each occasion.
"One of the other programme teams is investing their £19.83 in buckets and sponges and will be washing cars in car parks in Newton Abbot and Crediton.
"We then hope lots of other teams will spring up around the county doing all sorts of different challenges.
Fitz added: "Our costs should have been negligible – as all the wood was donated – but we've ended up spending most of our £19.83 on bandages and plasters. Ouch! We're hoping our cuts and bruises will result in a tidy bundle for the Give A Gift charity."
Find out more about the Double it for Devon charity challenge on the DCF website at http://www.devoncf.com/ and also on the BBC Radio Devon website by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/radiodevon