Charity car wash for boy with leukaemia

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A CARING teenager organised a charity car wash to raise money for a boy with leukaemia.

Lewis Pask, aged 14, from Norfolk Park in Sheffield, charged £2 a car and washed 16 vehicles at the Texaco petrol station on City Road.

And thanks to additional donations he managed to raise £69.25 for seven-year-old Ben Roe, who is battling leukaemia for a second time.

Hallam FM radio station has also been raising money for Ben as part of its Cash for Kids charity.

Ben, who was born with Down’s Syndrome, was diagnosed with leukaemia just before his second birthday.

After intensive chemotherapy, he was in remission for 14 months before being diagnosed with a second type of leukaemia.

He is only the second person known to have developed acute lymphblastic leukaemia after suffering from acute myeloid leukaemia.

The money raised by Lewis will go towards a fund which will be used to give Ben the best chance of happiness.

He loves camping, and the family would like to buy a static caravan so they can go more often.

Lewis said he was pleased with the cash raised by his fundraising effort.

He added: “I’d also like to thank City Road petrol station for letting me do my car wash there.”

n Visit www.hallamfm.co.uk/ben-roe-donation or www.justgiving.com/benroe to donate.