Belton’s Jack launches fundraiser at star-studded ball

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A major fundraising drive to help beat blood cancer has been launched by Belton teenager Jack Marshall.

Jack, 16, of Green Lane, suffers from Moebius Syndrome, which means he is unable to walk unassisted, has difficulty with hearing and is unable to smile.

But over the years he has raised thousands of pounds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research by undertaking mammoth challenges including climbing Yorkshire’s Three Peaks and taking part in junior runs.

And on Saturday, at a special charity ball he hosted, which was attended by stars from the hit TV show Emmerdale, he launched his new campaign - Give Jack one ‘L’ of a smile.

See Thursday’s Epworth Bells for more on this story, plus a selection of photograph’s from the ball, held at the Wortley House House Hotel in Scunthorpe.