Spalding Grammar School student donates to the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre

Jake donates his trip money

A hospice close to the heart of a Spalding Grammar School student has benefited from his fundraising of £1,000.

Jake Barnes was part of a planned school expedition to Peru later this year but the trip was cancelled due to a lack of participants.

Jake (16), who had already raised £1,000 towards the trip through various means including bingo sessions and gift set sales, was determined to see the money go to a good cause.

The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre based at North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech is part of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and provides care for people with a life-limiting illness or condition and their loved ones. The centre supported Jake’s late grandad who died of cancer.

Jake, who lives in Wisbech, said: “I saw online that the hospice was fundraising £50,000 for a new development and I thought it would be the perfect place for the money to go.

“I’m really pleased that something good has come out of a disappointment for me personally that the trip didn’t come to fruition.

Jake added: “I’d like to thank all the people who supported me in my fundraising.”

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