Help Barnsley boy Jake with his van appeal

Jake Blatch
Jake Blatch
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Special youngster Jake Blatch has a very rare illness, but is busy raising cash to help other poorly children enjoy holidays with their families.

Ten-years old Jake, from Jump, suffers from Diamond Blackfan Anaemia, which means his bone marrow can not produce red blood cells. This condition affects just 700 people across the world.

Because of all the time he spends in hospital, selfless Jake knows well how difficult it can be to have a holiday.

He said: “I am raising money to buy a caravan so that I can help other children who are sick and have to spend lots of time in hospital to have free holidays with their family, so they can make some happy memories.”

He has been helped along by The Crafty Business Network at their Crafty Business Makers Market on June 4.

Tracey Mawson of Crafty Business said: “Jake’s Mum, Claire, joined us to do face painting at our Makers’ Market in April and told us about her amazing son, and we felt we wanted to do something to help him reach his goal.” said “We held a raffle to raise money for Jake’s caravan.”

The Crafty Business Network regularly bring together artisan craft stalls, live music, home made food, and creative activities at their Makers’ Markets at Penistone Market Barn.

Anyone who would like to help Jake reach his target of £10,000 towards a new caravan can make a donation at

Find out about The Crafty Business Network and Makers’ Markets at