Sheffield schoolboy’s sweet-free month for charity

William Sanders gave up sweet treats and junk food for a month to raise cash for Weston Park Hospital
William Sanders gave up sweet treats and junk food for a month to raise cash for Weston Park Hospital
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A sweet-toothed youngster took on the ultimate challenge by giving up sugary treats for a whole month, all in the name of charity.

Caring William Sanders, from Intake, Sheffield, decided to ditch the junk food to raise cash for the city’s Weston Park Hospital, where his late granddad was cared for.

As well as turning down sweets, pop and chocolate in return for sponsorship, 12-year-old William also cut out fatty foods, such as crisps, from his diet.

His proud mum Jane said: “William was very close to his granddad, who died of cancer at the age of 77, and wanted to thank the hospital that gave him his final care.

“He loves sweet food so thought giving it up would be a real challenge for him.

“It was tough but he stuck to it rigidly and I’m very proud of him.”

William, who attends Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, raised £170 in total.