Fund-raiser in memory of Jack Johnstone

Christmas shoppers are being invited to a special charity event this month.

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 2:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:57 am
Jack attended Farington Primary School in Leyland

The ladies’ Christmas shopping evening will raise money for the Jack K Johnstone Foundation in memory of a little boy who lost his battle with cystic fibrosis last December, aged 10.

Karen Sutton, organiser of the event, said: “I am one of many fundraisers and I have organised numerous event this year including a ladies fashion show and fayre in April which was an amazing success, a psychic afternoon tea and a clothes swap evening. My next event is on November 27 at Farington Lodge in Leyland at 7pm. It is a ladies’ Christmas shopping evening with over 30 stalls, a fashion show and much more.

“We of course want to get as many people to attend as possible to raise funds for this fab foundation. To date, between all fundraisers we have raised just over £10k.”

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Jack attended Farington Primary School in Leyland, which organised a fun day and celebration in memory of the youngster earlier this year.

Jack’s family set up the Jack K Johnstone Foundation charity. Jack was born on September 2, 2006, and diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

At four, he contracted a bacteria in his lungs called Non-TB Mycobacterium Abscesses which resulted in him requiring a double lung transplant on November 8, 2015. Despite the operation going very well initially, he later got an infection and died on December 14.