Pub staff and customers have begun a year of fundraising for a children’s hospital as they join the cause of a toddler with a rare skeletal condition.
Jamie Jones, two, from Northborough, was diagnosed with Spondylocostal Dysotosis when he was just six months old.
Jamie needs regular trips to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London for treatment. After seeing the great work done there, Jamie’s mother Jemma and her partner Ashley Rodgers decided to try to raise £50,000 for the hospital.
And this year they will have a helping hand from The Deeping Stage, in Market Deeping.
A draw to win a Christmas hamper raised £525 with Jamie picking the winner on Christmas Eve.
And pub owner Salvina Fox and a group of friends will take on a series of cycling endurance challenges during the year. They have set themselves a target of £7,500.
Assistant manager at the Stage Sam Raines said: “It’s an ongoing relationship that we are forging with Jamie over the coming year.
“The cause tugged on the heartstrings of customers and staff.
“There is still a long way to go to hit the target.”