Cash boost for teenage cancer sufferers

LIVERPOOL'S GIFT: Matt Rose and Jason Clark with kit sponsored by Callum's favourite club. SG111013-131TW
LIVERPOOL'S GIFT: Matt Rose and Jason Clark with kit sponsored by Callum's favourite club. SG111013-131TW

Students at Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School and Post 16 Centre have raised £1,400 for the Callum Pite Smile Fund.

Callum was an inspiration to students and staff as he bravely fought a two-and-a-half year battle against cancer.

He died aged 14 on New Year’s Day, but the popular student’s memory lives on with all who knew him and in the fund that bears his name as it works to help teenage cancer sufferers in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

School head of year 9 and sports teacher Ian Billinghurst said: “Callum was a lovely boy, a top student.”

The bulk of the cash was raised from a non-uniform day while £180 came from a staff v students football match, which the staff won 2-1.

Mr Billinghurst said: “It was played in good spirits.”

Callum was Liverpool Football Club mad and his much-loved club sponsored both team kits.

Among spectators were Callum’s mum, Michelle, and his brother William, who is in Year 8 at the school.