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Hospital joy over donation

Judith Read, Charity Coordinator at Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity, with Jacob Sykes.

Judith Read, Charity Coordinator at Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity, with Jacob Sykes.

Praise has gone out to a young boy from Heysham after he raised over two hundred pounds for the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Despite being on antibiotics, Jacob Sykes, 8, ran three miles on July 19, from Heysham Village to the Stone Jetty in Morecambe.

The Trumacar Primary pupil also sold 250 loom bands in the Arndale Centre which brought his total figure to £270.42 with Gift Aid.

His mother, Amanda Sykes, 29, couldn’t be prouder and admits Jacob was inspired to raise money after the birth of his sister Jade and because of the care the hospital has given to his grandmother.

She said: “I am really proud of him, he organised the race himself. He was on antibiotics during the week of the race because of his asthma and an infection but he still carried on regardless. He didn’t want to let anyone down and was determined to finish.”

The money raised was presented to Judith Read, the Charity Coordinator at Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity.

She said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to meet Jacob, he is such an inspiring little boy. The charity is delighted to receive this tangible support for the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. Jacob’s efforts have made a real difference.”

 

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