Charity walk in memory of mother

Jack Covill-Lowndes with his mother Steph before her death.
Jack Covill-Lowndes with his mother Steph before her death.
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A ten-year-old boy who lost his mother to cancer has organised a sponsored walk in Wainfleet to thank the charity which helped his family during their time of need.

Jack Covill-Lowndes’ mother Steph died from the disease seven years ago this June when he was just a toddler.

Now the grateful son has decided to arrange a charity walk in aid of St Barnabas, to say thanks for the care and kindness which the charity showed to Steph and the family around the time of her death.

The Run to Remember event takes place on Saturday, June 8, at the Magdalen School field in Wainfleet.

Fundraisers of all ages are invited to walk, run or crawl three circuits of the school field, paying an entry fee of £3 per person or £10 for a family of four, which must include at least one adult.

Other attractions on the day will include, a barbecue supported by Tesco and Kirks butchers of Skegness, a bouncy castle provided by Roy Oldershaw as well as stalls and a raffle featuring many great prizes.

All funds raisedat the event will support the charity in helping more than 5,000 patients a year who are suffering from a life-limiting illness.

“It is truly wonderful of Jack to want to organise an event for St Barnabas,” said Chris Fox, a fundraiser for the charity.

“He is truly inspirational - I hope his friends and the local community can get behind him 100 per cent to make this event as special and memorable as Jack wants it to be.”

St Barnabas needs to raise £3.1 million a year to provide its free services to thousands of patients and their families, including home visits, hospice care and bereavement support.

For more information on the event contact Jack at run2remember@gmail.com, visit www.facebook.com/run2remember13 or tweet @run2remember13.