Money raised in memory of Jack

presentation of �3500 to Clic Sargent in memory of Jack Thulborn 'left to right front Joe Hill, Karen Roberts (community fundraiser) and Debbie Hill
presentation of �3500 to Clic Sargent in memory of Jack Thulborn 'left to right front Joe Hill, Karen Roberts (community fundraiser) and Debbie Hill

GENEROUS customers at the Black Bear in Walsoken have raised £3,500 in memory of a local teenager who died of leukaemia.

Jack Thulborn died at the age of 16 after losing his battle with the disease. The presentation at the pub on Friday marked what would have been his 18th birthday.

The money was presented to Karen Roberts from charity Clic Sargent, which provides help and support for children fighting cancer and their families.

The majority of the cash was raised through two golf days in April and September, organised by Joe Hill, landlord at the Black Bear.

Staff and customers at the Black Bear raised around £20,000 for Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge last year.

Joe and his wife Debbie thanked all their loyal customers who have supported their chosen charities.

The latest presentation adds to the amazing amount of money already raised in Jack’s memory.

Students at Wisbech Grammar School, where Jack had been a pupil, raised more than £11,000 in the year after his death. That money went to Ward C10 Comfort Fund at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where Jack was treated, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.