Eight year old devastated to break his ankle walking 22 miles for charity.

An eight year old boy was upset to break his ankle on his way to walking to London with his aunt to raise money for Great Ormond Street hospital. Jacob Lone volunteered to walk the 22 miles with his aunt Kelly from Rainham in a challenge to walk 150 miles to raise as much money as possible for the children’s hospital. But sadly poor Jacob fell on some uneven pavement four miles in and broke his ankle and was unable to complete the walk.

Kelly who works for Willow Farm Table Table in Rainham has been walking miles and miles to raise much needed funds for the hospital. She told the Havering Daily: “So far we have raised over £1,000 and Jacob and I have raised nearly £300. I am just 20 miles short of walking 150 miles.

“Jacob was so upset to have broken his ankle, he really wanted to raise as much money as possible for the hospital and help other children. He come up to me to tell me that he wanted to help sick children and that’s why he volunteered to do the walk with me.”

Kelly and Jacob had set off from Rainham and walked the journey into London. Kelly walked to Great Ormond Street hospital and completed her trek at Buckingham Palace.

Well done to both Kelly and Jacob for being great community heroes.

If you would like to donate to GOSH, please see the link below.


Poor Jacob with his broken ankle in plaster for the next six weeks.

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