Six-year-old supports Hospice

21 April 2015

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy has helped raise money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice in memory of his dad.

Six-year-old supports Hospice

Corey Coggins from Standish helped to raise £141.82 in memory of Ric Coggins who was cared for by the Hospice in 2011 after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer at just 32 years old.

The youngster raised funds by selling Wigan and Leigh Hospice wristbands at Woodfold Primary School and at Standish Swim School, with the support of Jean Lowton, where he takes his swimming lessons.

It isn't the first time Corey has taken on a fundraising challenge for the Hospice. In 2014 he sold loom bands and the year before suggested organising Daddy's Duck Race. The duck race, which took place near Wigan Investment Centre, raised over £4,000.

Mum Carrie Coggins said: "Corey is really keen to keep on helping the Hospice and he's already thinking about his next fundraising idea.
"When Ric was ill the Hospice team were fantastic! Staff regularly came to our home to care for him and were always there to answer any questions and support us as a family. They also gave myself and Corey a lot of support after Ric died."
"Corey knows that the Hospice helped his dad and that it constantly needs to raise a lot of money so he's really keen to do his bit to help."

Christine Edwardson, Community Fundraiser for the hospice, said: "Corey has done a brilliant job of fundraising for the Hospice and we're very grateful to him for all his hard work."


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