Bourne pub plans ‘ultimate’ fun day in memory of Zack

Zack King, from Deeping St James, who died aged nine from an asthma attack. EMN-141119-185412001
Zack King, from Deeping St James, who died aged nine from an asthma attack. EMN-141119-185412001

Staff at The Sugar Mill pub in Bourne have been busy planning the ‘ultimate’ family Fun Day, in memory of a very special little boy, Zack King.

Zack, from Deeping St James, was aged just nine when he suffered a severe asthma attack whilst at home on September 4, 2014. He was rushed to hospital but died two days later.

The newly built The Sugar Mill family pub/restaurant in the parish of Thurlby - due to open Monda, December 3'Photo: MSMP291112-048js ENGEMN00120121129091321

The newly built The Sugar Mill family pub/restaurant in the parish of Thurlby - due to open Monda, December 3'Photo: MSMP291112-048js ENGEMN00120121129091321

Zack’s family, friends and members of the local community have hosted a number of fundraising events to help raise money and awareness for Asthma UK in his memory.

The family-orientated pub decided to set itself the target of raising £2,000 in Zack’s name, to help fight this life-threatening disease because Zack’s auntie Jemma King works at The Sugar Mill.

Jemma said: “We will be holding a family fun day in memory of my special nephew Zack, which will mark one year since he passed away.

“I hope everyone will come and support us at the event, everyone has been so kind in helping us as a family.”

Tom Bellis, general manager at The Sugar Mill, has been busy organising the event which will be held on Saturday, September 5, from 12pm to 8pm.

He said: “We have a big day of fun lined up for all to enjoy and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for sunshine!

“We wanted to do something to help keep Zack’s memory alive and to help raise funds and awareness for such a great charity.”

The 1940s-themed event, will include live entertainment from 40s dancers and 40s singer Nicky Downs, fun and games for the little ones, stalls and refreshments and a special visit from Frozen’s Elsa.

Tom, who is unable to attend the event, will instead be taking on the Man Vs Mountain Challenge for the charity. Visit www.justgiving.com/remember/213707/Zack-King/.