Family and friends help out after Jack’s cancer diagnosis

Jack Warboys, 7, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2014
Jack Warboys, 7, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2014

Family and schoolfriends of a seven-year-old from Wellingborough who has been diagnosed with leukaemia have been rallying to help make the youngster’s treatment more comfortable.

Jack Warboys, who is one of eight children, was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukaemia in March and began having treatment very soon afterwards.

Ian and Nathan Warboys, dad and brother of youngster Jack Warboys, had their heads shaved at The Graduate in Wellingborough and raised �538 for Clic Sargent. They are pictured with hairdressers Naomi Cahill and Charlotte Watts

Ian and Nathan Warboys, dad and brother of youngster Jack Warboys, had their heads shaved at The Graduate in Wellingborough and raised �538 for Clic Sargent. They are pictured with hairdressers Naomi Cahill and Charlotte Watts

His friends and teachers at All Saints’ Primary School in Wellingborough decided to set up a Facebook event to ask people to visit the school with donations – which were eventually used to buy Jack an iPad Air for him to use in hospital.

Since then, more events have been organised to help his family pay for the costs or their travel. Some of the events have also been to raise money for children’s cancer charities. These have included discos, bag packs, cake sales, and some forthcoming events including a sponsored leg wax by Jack’s older brother Lewis at Eve of Beauty on May 28 and an attempt at a 10k Race for Life event on June 8 by four of Jack’s sisters, Harriet, Georgia, Charlotte and Hannah. Anyone who would like to help or contribute is asked to email carolinerichard@sky.com.