Jake raises £200 for Amazon ward

Young fundraiser Jake Winkett by the Rustoleum car.
Young fundraiser Jake Winkett by the Rustoleum car.
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An eight-year-old boy from Spalding helped to raise £200 at a fundraising event he organised for a cause he feels passionate about.

Jake Winkett, organised the event in order to raise money for Amazon Children’s Ward in Peterborough and only anticipated raising £150, so was delighted when he found out that he had raised more.

Jake Winkett fundraiser St Pauls Sch Spalding'Lillie Scarlett and Staci Winkett with the Chickhicks car ANL-140908-201137009

Jake Winkett fundraiser St Pauls Sch Spalding'Lillie Scarlett and Staci Winkett with the Chickhicks car ANL-140908-201137009

Julie Winkett, Jake’s mum, said: “We are really happy with how much money was raised.

“I’m really proud of Jake because I don’t think many eight-year-olds would give up their summer holidays to do something like this.

“He tries to do anything he can do help others and is really interested in doing things for children.

“He watches me when I’m on Facebook and sees different charities pop up and he gets an idea and that’s it!”

The event, held at St Paul’s School in Queen’s Road, Spalding, featured stalls, a raffle, ice creams, face painting, bouncy castles and rides for all of the visitors.

Jake is also conducting a sponsored walk on August 30 at Castle Sports Complex in Spalding, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Julie said: “He’s already gone over his target of £150 on this event too.

“Macmillan actually contacted us to tell us that Jake is their youngest ever fundraiser which is pretty special.”