Brave Jack Runs To Remember His Mummy


Brave Jack Runs To Remember His Mummy

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Seven years ago in June, ten year old Jack Covill-Lowndes lost his mummy Steph to cancer. The charity St. Barnabas gave a great deal of care and kindness, not just to Steph, but to all the family. Words cannot express how grateful the family were to them in a time of need. Jack feels that should other families be in the situation they were in, that St. Barnabas would be there for them too.

Jack has wanted to take part in charity walks for some time and so he has decided to organise one of his own – a run to remember!

The event is taking place on Saturday 8th June, 2013 at the Magdalen School field in Wainfleet. Registration starts from 10 am and the run begins at 11.00 am. We are asking participants to pay an entry fee of £3 per person or £10 for a family of 4 (which must include at least one adult), for which they will be able to run, walk or crawl three times around the school field and earn a medal supplied by Running Imp. There is also the option to raise more money by collecting sponsorship using an official sponsor form from St. Barnabas.  Jack is hoping to attract a large number of people to this event. He has planned to have a BBQ, which has been very kindly supported by Tesco and Kirk’s butchers of Skegness. A bouncy castle has been provided by Roy Oldershaw, and there will also be side stalls and a raffle with many exciting prizes including prizes from: Lego.com, Rand Farm, Natureland, Tower Cinema and Grand Central of Skegness, East Kirkby Aviation Centre, Elton John memorabilia, a collectible bear from Oldrids of Boston, and many more that are being donated daily.

To find out more, please contact Jack at run2remember13@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/run2remember13 , alternatively, turn up at 10 am on the day and register.

St Barnabas fundraiser, Chris Fox says, “It is truly wonderful of Jack to want to organise an event for St Barnabas. He is truly inspirational. I hope his friends and local community can get behind him 100% to make this event as special and memorable as jack wants it to be.”

Jack said “I want to help St Barnabas because they helped me by helping my mum.

I helped her a lot with my family and was only 3 when she went to heaven. She is my shining star.

So lets raise lots of money to say thank you.”

All money raised from this event will go towards supporting St Barnabas Hospice.   St Barnabas is an independent, local charity caring for over 5800 people a year who are living with a life-limiting illness in Lincolnshire.  It supports adult who have complex symptoms and pain which needs to be controlled by St Barnabas’ team of specialist health professionals. St Barnabas offers the patient and their family’s hospice care and support via: in-patient unit, community ‘hospice at home’ service, day therapy & outpatient clinics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy & complementary therapy, welfare advice & support and bereavement support. All the services are free. St Barnabas needs to raise over £3.1m a year to provide its support and care. Over 850 volunteers play a crucial role in the charity’s success.

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More about St Barnabas Hospice: St Barnabas is an independent, local charity caring for over 5800 people a year who are living with a life-limiting illness in Lincolnshire.  It supports adult who have complex symptoms and pain which needs to be controlled by St Barnabas’ team of specialist health professionals. St Barnabas offers the patient and their family’s hospice care and support via: in-patient unit, community ‘hospice at home’ service, day therapy & outpatient clinics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy & complementary therapy, welfare advice & support and bereavement support. All the services are free. St Barnabas needs to raise over £3.1m a year to provide its support and care. Over 850 volunteers play a crucial role in the charity’s success.