Spiderman raises £1,000 for Kettering General

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A comic book fan has donated more than £1,000 to a hospital in his latest superhuman effort.

Lesley Jeffery of Islip gave the money to Kettering General Hospital’s children’s ward after he and his son raised the cash in August by doing a 38 mile sponsored walk to Huntingdon and back from his home town.

Mr Jeffery raised the money via sponsorship from residents in Islip, Thrapston, Titchmarsh and Woodford and also from door-to-door collections.

His sister Linda Vorley, also raised £233 towards the total and his son Daniel collected £60 individually as well.

Mr Jeffery said: “I just want to do something to bring a smile to people’s face and to support children who are unwell. “That’s why I chose the Little Extras Appeal at KGH.

“I also wanted to do something to honour the hero that Spiderman represents and to thank Stan Lee from Marvel Comics for coming up with the idea.”

The hospital’s charity officer Christina Kelly said: “Once again Mr Jeffery has given the hospital another large donation after working very hard to raise the money via an extraordinarily long sponsored walk.

“All the money goes towards our appeal to buy the ‘little extras’ such as toys and games for children to help them feel more comfortable when they come to hospital.”