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Newark Academy student donates money from cancelled trip to Beaumond House Hospice Care, Newark

A student who raised £500 for a foreign community project trip donated the money to Beaumond House Hospice Care after the coronavirus pandemic meant it had to be cancelled.

Archie Brooks, 16, who attends the Newark Academy, had been due to travel to Morocco this summer.

He and his family raised £500 towards the cost of the trip.

Archie's grandfather Raymond Chapman. (42618100)
Archie's grandfather Raymond Chapman. (42618100)

Friends and acquaintances helped with gifts to sell, cash donations and a bake sale hosted by his former primary school in Farndon.

However, the covid pandemic meant the trip could not go ahead as planned and it has now been decided to cancel it completely.

As a result, Archie decided to give the money he raised to Beaumond House Hospice Care in memory of his grandfather, Raymond Chapman.

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The new logo. (41738181)

Raymond died in the Newark hospice in December 2003, before Archie was born.

“The hospice provided great care for my grandfather and the support given to my family was greatly appreciated and still remembered today,” Archie said.

“I hope my donation will help other people and their families receive the same care.”

Head of fundraising and marketing Cathy Lowe said it was wonderful gesture and would be a huge help.

“What a lovely thing to do,” she said. “It is thanks to Archie and others like him that we are able to continue to offer such wonderful care to the community.”

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