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Caring teen gives back to Sheffield hospital

Josh Draycott, 17, from Owlthorpe, Sheffield, raised over �1,100 for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Make it Better appeal

Josh Draycott, 17, from Owlthorpe, Sheffield, raised over �1,100 for Sheffield Children's Hospital's Make it Better appeal

A dedicated teenager who has already raised more than £800 for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity has got on his bike to raise further funds for the cause.

Josh Draycott, aged 17, from Owlthorpe, Sheffield, and his best friend Tom Evans took on a cycling challenge for the charity’s Make it Better Day appeal, which will help to transform the city’s children’s hospital.

Energetic Josh has been a patient at the hospital since the age of three months and receives ongoing treatment there for Spastic Diplegia – a form of Cerebral Palsy – and a faulty heart valve.

Despite his health conditions, the caring teenager continues to fundraise to help make it better for other young patients.

Josh said: “Having been a patient at the hospital myself I thought it would be great to give back help to others who are going through similar situations I’ve been though.

“Also, it is my way of thanking the staff who are incredible – they have always made me feel at ease and reassured me before surgery, telling me how it would change my life – how right they were.”

Josh and Tom’s cycling challenge raised more than £1,100, plus an additional £500 in match funding from HSBC, for the appeal.

 

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