Borrowash youngster runs 11k on 11th birthday to raise Food Bank cash

Published on: Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

A Borrowash youngster took a number of strides on his 11th birthday to raise money for a new local food bank.

Jack Moss from Deans Drive ran 11k on his special day and collected £500 for the new Parish run initiative.  Local charity The Ockash Trust were delighted to give Jack a reward of £50 for what was described as a "wonderful effort".

Huw Morgan, spokesperson for the Trust, which seeks to support and recognise the achievements of young people in Ockbrook and Borrowash, said that the award to Jack himself was given in acknowledgement, not just of his fundraising, but particularly as he had an injured foot at the time.  

An special award ceremony was held at the Ockash Stone, placed in Deans Drive Playing Fields, the scene of a special Millennium Event on 20th June 2000 held on the site, which kick started the work of the Ockash Trust - the mammoth music and carnival event saw 10,000 people travel to the Parish to celebrate the new century.  Attending the recent handover to Jack were Reverend Tim Sumpter from All Saints' Church, Ockbrook, founder of the food bank and Huw Morgan who is chair of the Ockash Trust.

For more information on the Ockash Trust, visit www.ockash.org.uk.

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