Primary school child raises money in memory of Nan

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A primary school student has raised £280 for Rowcroft Hospice in memory of his nan who died of cancer three years ago.

Jack Cumston, 11, who goes to Homelands Primary School in Torquay had to raise money for charity in order to gain his Torbay Civic Award.

He did a sponsored walk from Paignton to Brixham for the Hospice, with his mum Lucy Cumston saying he wanted to do it for his nan “to give something back to Rowcroft.”

“I think he only went into it because he knew he could choose a charity.”

A representative of Rowcroft Hospice came to Jack’s school to receive the cheque for £280.

Pioneered by local teacher Karen Thompson, the Torbay Civic Award is given to primary school students across the Bay who meet requirements for active citizenship in their school and community, taking part in new active and non-active hobbies and spending time away from home doing some type of adventure training.

Participants are also expected to support a charity of their choice.