Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Well done Jamie.Fantastic effort mate !
Northwich schoolboy climbs Snowdon months after Leukaemia treatment ends
A 10-year-old from Kingsmead who completed his treatment for Leukaemia in September has climbed Snowdon to raise money for research into the disease.
Jamie Pritchard, of Coronet Avenue, took on the challenge on Friday with his dad Ian, grandad Les aged 71 and little sister Emma, seven.
The family were joined by 20 other friends and family who also wanted raise money for Leukaemia Research.
Jamie was diagnosed with Leukaemia at the age of six in April, 2005, and underwent years of gruelling treatment. On completing his treatment in September 2008 Jamie decided he wanted to begin fundraising
He hopes to raise £3,500 in all – £1 for every foot of Snowdon’s height.
Les said: “In brilliant sunshine everyone reached the summit and had glorious panoramic views at the top. Jamie’s friends formed a guard of honour as Jamie reached the top.”
Jamie told the Chronicle that while he enjoyed the trip, he knows all too well the importance of what he is doing.
He said: “Some of the children don’t make it, and do not get through it like me. I just want to help stop this and raise money for the research.”
Jamie’s mum, Jo, said it was deeply distressing when Jamie was diagnosed.
She said: “We were just in a state of shock when he was diagnosed, we were terrified.
“We spent an awful lot of time at hospital. We knew children who had the disease who did not make it through the treatment.
“We also saw other parents who were going through the same thing. It was horrendous.”
You can still sponsor Jamie by going to www.justgiving.com/jamieswalkers2009 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
All money raised will go to Leukaemia Research.