An eight-year-old boy from Northampton has raised more than £150 to help pay for a new incubator on a children’s ward at Northampton General Hospital.
Cayden Brown, a pupil at Lings Primary School, raised the money after he was sponsored by friends and family to complete a ‘scootathon’ at Woburn Abbey last month.
The event involved a 400m scoot, a 400m bike ride and a 250m run.
Cayden’s mother, Claire, said she was very proud of the fund-raising effort of her son, who chose to raise the money for the children’s ward because a family friend’s child had recently been treated on Gosset ward.
Mrs Brown said: “I am extremely proud of him. On the first lap he fell off his scooter, but he got back up and carried on.
“He had tears in his eyes but said he was doing it for the poorly children in the hospital.”
Wendy Copson, Gosset Ward manager, said it was fantastic that someone of Cayden’s age had managed to raise so much money.
She said: “We always appreciate every penny we receive, especially from an eight-year-old. It is an amazing achievement. Every penny we get will go towards new equipment for the ward.”
Ms Copson said the money Cayden had raised would help pay for a new travelling incubator to replace the current one on the ward, which is 16 years old.
Cayden plans to do another scootathon again next year.