A CARING youngster with a “heart of gold” has raised over £2,500 for worthy causes in honour of his terminally ill grandmother.
Evan Davis, 12, decided he would take on a challenging nine-mile walk from his nan Sue Lakin’s home in Clifford Drive to his other grandparent’s home in Edlington’s Hill Top.
The thoughtful Thorne fundraiser wanted to do his ‘Walking for Nan’ trek after Sue, 58, was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.
He then chose two causes to donate to. They were the Macmillan Cancer Support charity, and Doncaster organisation Firefly, which is raising money to buy an express service that can transport cancer patients to and from appointments at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield where Sue is receiving treatment.
His auntie Marie Lakin helped the Hill House School pupil organise the event and fundraising T-shirts to wear.
She said: “My nephew has done something amazing under very difficult circumstances.
“It was his way of coping and whilst my mum gets treatment, Evan is also taking care of my dad, his grandad Pete. Evan has a heart of gold.
“We’re so proud of what he has done, it’s an amazing thing for a 12-year-old to do.”
Evan has given £1,000 to Firefly and has £1,580 for Macmillan.