Scott steps out for charity

YOUNG Scott Balaam will be stepping up to the mark next week to raise money for older people.

YOUNG Scott Balaam will be stepping up to the mark next week to raise money for older people.

The eight-year-old is preparing to complete a three-mile sponsored walk around Chantry Park for Age Concern Suffolk next Thursday.

The Bosmere Primary School pupil had wanted to join his older relatives, including grandma June, a volunteer fundraiser for Age Concern Suffolk, on their sponsored walk along Gipping Way this month, but they decided it was too far.

So Scott, who lives in Needham Market, said he would trek around the Ipswich park instead as he was determined to do whatever he could.

The youngster, who also enjoys football, biking and swimming, said: “I thought it would be helpful if I raised money.

“I want to help Age Concern because they help old people. I like older people.

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“I can't imagine what it would be like to be old.”

Scott's grandma, 70-year-old June Balaam of Jermyns Close, Capel St Mary, said: “He is a wonderful grandson. I don't know what I'd do without him; he helps me so much with lots of things.

“He has already got lots of sponsors but is looking for more. He has helped me with other fundraising events which proves younger people are very willing to help older people.”

To support Scott call 01473 257039 or 01473 311745.

Are you taking part in an event for charity? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.