The award was the brainchild of Rodney Swarbrick when he was High Sheriff of Lancashire in 2000. The aim of the award is to recognise young people who have done something exceptional during the year. The award is supported by Lancashire Constabulary, the University of Central Lancashire and the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime.
The boys' mother, Louise Mayoh, was cared for by the hospice before she sadly died from breast cancer aged 39 in 2018. Following the sad loss of their mum, the boys decided to raise money for the hospice, and have continued to do so to this day.
They started fundraising for the hospice in the winter of 2018 and wore shorts to school throughout the cold winter months. Their aim was to raise £1,000 for the hospice, which they quickly achieved and didn't stop there. The boys have continued to fundraise for the hospice and to date have reached a grand total of over £31,000.
To celebrate their achievement, Tom and Jack were also rewarded with £100 along with their certificates. Rather than treating themselves, the boys thoughtfully decided to donate their winnings to the hospice. They said that they'd like to help the hospice, particularly after a challenging year that's seen the majority of fundraising events cancelled due to Covid-19.
Thank you so much Tom and Jack for always going the extra mile for the hospice!
If you would like to organise your own fundraising event, then take a look at the hospice’s A-Z list of fundraising events online for inspiration: https://eastlancshospice.org.uk/a-z-of-fundraising-ideas