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Youngster’s efforts see hundreds raised

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Youngster’s efforts see hundreds raised

A young fundraiser following in his mum’s footsteps raised more than £200 with his charitable efforts.

Five-year-old Jacob Black visited St Nicholas Hospice Care on Monday (September 4) to hand over the £233.60 he had raised from his charity cake stall.

The sale saw the Ixworth Primary School pupil ask all of his friends and neighbours to come along so he could raise as much as possible for the charity.

Jacob said: “It was good. I really enjoyed it. We posted letters to all of the neighbours and I asked my friends too. I was worried we might not have enough cakes and when we had finished people would still want cakes.”

During the sale, which took place on August 26, visitors were able to enjoy a variety of tasty treats including banana loaf cake, coffee cake, lemon cakes, as well as flapjacks and cupcakes.

“We had lots of cakes, but my favourite was the ones with the cherries on,” said Jacob.

Jacob decided he wanted to raise funds for the charity after watching his mum Clare’s fundraising efforts which have included organising family fun days and completing the Great North Run.

To date Clare has raised more than £8,400 for the charity in memory of her friend John Birch who was cared for by the Hospice.

“I said I wanted to help the hospice like mum does,” said Jacob.

Miranda McCoy, St Nicholas Hospice Care community fundraiser, said: “Well done to Jacob, he is a star! I am so impressed with his fundraising efforts and he should be very proud of the money he has raised.”