Felixstowe: Walk in memory of Jack hailed a great success

ORGANISERS of an annual charity walk in memory of a youngster who died from cancer are delighted with the success of the event.

The Jack Wilkinson Memorial Walk was held in Felixstowe on Sunday and was raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Joan Bostock, chairman of the local Cancer Research UK, was delighted with how the event went.

She said: “It went very well, the weather was nice on the day, and we had around 25 to 30 people take part.

“It was really successful – everyone enjoyed it and it’s for such a good cause.”

Jack Wilkinson died in 2006 at the age of 12 following a ten-year battle with bladder cancer.

Mrs Bostock was headteacher of Colneis Junior School when Jack was a student and she said it was a pleasure to do the walk in his memory.

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“Jack was a pupil and he was a really lovely lad,” she said.

“He was always cheerful and happy and he was always helping other people – that’s why it was such a privilege to do the walk.”

It is not yet known how much money the event has raised, but it is expected to be in excess of �700.

?The next event being planned to raise money for Cancer Research UK is a quiz night at Walton Community Hall on November 26. For more information on the event, call 01394 270093.

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