A grand total of £6,322 was raised in support of CLIC Sargent during a weekend of fundraising in memory of 18-year-old Jay Harrison, who sadly died after a short battle with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Each day brought something different, with a race night on Friday, a ‘J’ party on Saturday, where everyone dressed up as something beginning with J, and on Sunday there were stalls and an auction.
Along with the weekend fundraiser, Jay’s brother also completed the London Triathlon, his mum Allyson shaved off all of her hair and donations were made instead of any flowers for Jay’s funeral.
All of this has contributed to the family raising almost £30,000 in total, in support of CLIC Sargent, Teenage Cancer Trust, Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research and Ward 27 at Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Allyson Harrison said: “CLIC Sargent was a huge support to both Jay and the rest of the family, especially his younger brother Mitchell.
"Without their care and support, our last six months with Jay would have been even harder than they were.
"Jay had always planned on raising money by holding a fun day this summer so we just extended on that and made it into a weekend of fundraising.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Lydia Buckmaster said: “It is lovely to see that the close family and friends of Jay have gone above and beyond to hold the summer fundraiser that he had planned to do.
"A fantastic amount of effort has gone into raising such an incredible amount of money. Well done to all involved!”