Jack’s run to remember his loving mum and raise cash for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

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At what is supposed to be a carefree time of life a selfless schoolboy from Wainfleet is dedicated to helping a special cause close to his heart.

Jack Covill-Lowndes was touched by tragedy, aged just three, when mum Stephanie died from cancer in 2006.

That loss has inspired the 11-year-old to fundraise for the Lincoln hospice that cared for his mum during her final days.

Last year Magdalen Primary School pupil Jack organised an event that raised £3,400 for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Far from resting on his laurels, he is now planning another fundraiser at the school in Magdalen Road.

Run to Remember takes place on Saturday, June 21, with Jack aiming to raise at least £1,000. Friends and family have helped collecting sponsors, raffle prizes and offering assistance on the day.

Jack’s guardian and aunt Tamara Lowndes said: “Jack has been busy planning since September. The success last year has inspired him to do it again and hopefully make it even better.

“He organised last year’s event on the seventh anniversary of his mummy becoming a shining star. Jack chose St Barnabas to thank them for looking after her when he couldn’t. They were fantastic with Stephanie and all of our family before and after her passing.”

The run, a minimum of three laps of the school playing field, starts at 11am with registration from 10am. Entry is £3 with entertainment from Stefan Michaels, Nikita Singer and Magdalen School Choir.