Over £1,000 raised for Callum’s charity

Callum Pite cheque and shiied for winners at PUFC, Pinchbeck'Front with supporters are Michelle Pite, from Boston Utd  - Adam Winyard, Liam Clarkson, Ryan Toal, president Tom Healey presenting �900 ANL-140928-102634009
Callum Pite cheque and shiied for winners at PUFC, Pinchbeck'Front with supporters are Michelle Pite, from Boston Utd - Adam Winyard, Liam Clarkson, Ryan Toal, president Tom Healey presenting �900 ANL-140928-102634009
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A cheque for £900 was handed over to Michelle Pite for her late son Callum’s Smile charity by the president of Pinchbeck United FC.

More money, which had been donated by Spalding Lions, was added to make a total of £1,050.

The money was raised at a fun day in August in Pinchbeck.

The day included food from the Pinchbeck Pig Roast Company, as well as music from local bands such as Gypsy Heart and Fazed, but the big event was a football match between Pinchbeck U15s and Boston United FITC U15s.

The Boston team featured many of Callum’s old team mates and they went on to win the match.

At the cheque presentation at Pinchbeck United FC, Boston were presented with the winners’ shield by Pinchbeck president Tom Healey.

Organiser Nigel Stevens said:”We are certainly very pleased with the total as we had hoped to raise £1,000, so to beat that is very good indeed. Spalding Lions generously donated £150 after having had a stall at the fun day, which was great.

“It was a brilliant day, and we had a lovely time at the presentation – a lot of people did a lot of hard work so it was nice to thank everyone.

“I came up with the idea because Callum was from Pinchbeck and he played for Boston United FITC, so it felt like a great idea.

“We hope to do another event next year which we want to make into a two day event.”

The charity was set up in memory of the 14-year-old who passed away on New Year’s Day in 2013.

Callum was diagonsed with a rare form of cancer, Ewings Sarcoma, in November 2010, having been ill since June of that year, and he started treatment in late November which lasted a gruelling 11 months in total.

He was then given the all clear but was rediagnosed early 2012.

After more treatment he again believed he had beaten the cancer, but in December 2012 Callum and his family were given the most devestating news that the cancer was back again and this time they could only offer palative care.

Following his death, his family and many others in the area work to raise money for his charity, which raises money to be able to help other young people undergoing treatment for cancer.