Kind-hearted schoolboy raises over one thousand pounds for life-saving defibrillator

Jake Ledger
Jake Ledger

A nine-year-old Northampton pupil has walked the equivalent height of Mount Everest to raise over one thousand pounds for a defibrillator.

Jake Ledger, of Kingsthorpe Village Primary School, walked 5.5 miles around the playing field and managed to raise a total of £1189 in order to help others at his school who might need to use the machine if they suffer a cardiac arrest.

Jake’s mum, Cheryl Ledger told of how she is bursting with pride at her son’s achievement.

She said: “We are so incredibly proud of him and what he has achieved.

“He didn't stop at all during the walk and his little feet were soaking and freezing when he'd finished and he just kept on going and didn't moan once.

“The whole school came out to cheer him on for his last lap which was incredible.”

Jake handed over the cheque to his headteacher on Monday (February, 27) and it’s understood that the school will make the purchase soon.

Kingsthorpe Village Primary School have been approached for further comment.