Efforts to form a new charity in memory of a brave Pinchbeck teenager are gathering pace with a series of fundraising events taking place in the coming weeks.
Family and friends of Callum Pite (14), who died on New Year’s Day after a two-and-a half year battle with a rare form of bone cancer, are setting up the charity which aims to support teenagers and their families affected by the condition.
Callum Pite’s Smile Charity will be supporting teenagers in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, with a fundraising disco and buffet taking place at Spalding Common Community Hall on March 30 between 7pm and midnight.
Organiser Bruce Patterson said: “It’s an event purely to raise funds for the charity Callum’s family is setting up in his memory.
“Family and friends of Callum can come along, but it’s also open to whoever else just wants to come and have a good night out.
“It hasn’t been hard to organise it and the company I work for has decided to match the amount of money we raise on the night.
“My children knew Callum and when you know about the ordeal he and his family have been through, it’s just too close to home not to do something to help them.”
Tickets for the disco and buffet are priced £7.50 and available from Bruce on 07931 963513.
Callum was recently remembered by his friends at Sir John Gleed School whose staff organised a service at St Mary and St Nicolas Church, Spalding.
Michelle Pite, Callum’s mum, said: “The service was very touching in every aspect and it was a lovely idea by the school to keep Callum’s memory alive.”
His family were also guests at a charity music concert in Pinchbeck that raised more than £200 for teenage cancer charity Clic Sargent and a memorial garden at the school.