An inspirational young boy recently presented thousands of pounds raised in his mother’s memory to the charity which helped her during her final fight with cancer.
Jack Covill-Lowndes’ Run to Remember event raised a staggering £3,400 for the St Barnabas Hospice, which he presented during a ‘celebration assembly’ held at the Magdalen School in Wainfleet.
Having exceeded his modest target of just £300 by more than a factor of 10, Jack’s guardian Tamara says he has been ‘amazed’ by the success of his charity fun day, which has spurred him on to organise more events.
“He was amazed with the total and has said how proud of himself he was, “ said Tamara. “I’m just bursting with pride - he’s done brilliant.”
Community and event funraiser at the charity Chris Fox collected the cheque and presented a medal to honour the 10-year-old’s achievement.
The event, held in June, saw dozens of fundraisers turn out to complete three sponsored laps of the Magdalen School field, while other funds were raised through an assortment of charity stalls, games and raffles.
It had been arranged around the seventh anniversary of his mother’s death as a show of gratitude to the charity which supported Steph and the family through her final moments.
News of Jack’s kind-spirited event and its success earned him the Standard Champion Child Achiever award at a ceremony held earlier this month. And Chat Magazine has also recognised his achievements with a Child Hero award, presenting him with a life-size Lego model of himself, a games console and £100 in vouchers.
In true charitable spirt, Jack has offered to share some of his prizes with those he believes in greater need.
He is currently working with two sisters who also lost a parent to arrange a Christmas fundraising concert.