Corby boy raises £1,300 for KGH with pink day in memory of his mum

Amanda Stark, Centenary Wing and CSSTU Matron Helen Wilkinson, Margaret Crane, Lynda Andrew, Liam Duncan, nine, Shona Duncan, 15, Yvonne Smith and Nicky Wadsworth at the presentation in memory of Catherine Duncan
Amanda Stark, Centenary Wing and CSSTU Matron Helen Wilkinson, Margaret Crane, Lynda Andrew, Liam Duncan, nine, Shona Duncan, 15, Yvonne Smith and Nicky Wadsworth at the presentation in memory of Catherine Duncan
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A nine-year-old from Corby raised £1,300 for the cancer care unit at Kettering General Hospital.

Liam Duncan, who goes to St Patrick’s Primary School in Corby, decided to raise the money to thank staff at the Centenary Wing for looking after his mum, Catherine, who died in January after being treated for bowel cancer for two years.

Catherine Duncan, who died in January after being treated for bowel cancer for two years

Catherine Duncan, who died in January after being treated for bowel cancer for two years

Liam said: “We wanted to do something to say thank you to the staff who looked after mum during her visits to the Centenary Wing.

“I asked the teachers at school if I could have a pink day, where everyone makes a £1 donation to wear pink.

“We also had five tables full of cakes and other families and teachers also made donations.”

The event was held in school on February 13, the last day of term, and raised £1,300.

We wanted to do something to say thank you to the staff who looked after mum during her visits to the Centenary Wing.

Liam Duncan

Liam’s dad Andy Duncan said: “The care provided at the Centenary Wing was fantastic and we wanted to do something to say thank you as a family.

“Liam did his amazing event at school and we also asked for all donations instead of flowers at Catherine’s funeral which meant that together with Liam’s donation we have raised £3,000 for the wing.”

Centenary Wing matron Helen Wilkinson said: “We want to thank the Duncan family very much indeed for raising such an extraordinary sum for the wing.

“Liam did an incredible job raising so much money through his school and we want to thank the Duncan family for their support in memory of Catherine.

“The money will go towards improving the caring environment in the Centenary Wing.”