Another successful fund raiser in memory of a Wisbech student killed by a speeding motorist
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The pounds poured in at the latest fund raising event in memory of a Wisbech student killed by a speeding motorist.
A jumble sale, tombola and donations raised £475 in the event organised by Tina Butcher and Stephen Green in memory of Jamie Butcher who was killed when a motorist struck him going at 58mph in a 30mph zone.
The money will go towards paying for sick children and their families to visit Santa Claus in Lapland through the When You wish Upon A Star foundation.
The next event will be a cycle ride by one of his best friend’s Zoe Slaw who is pedalling 28 miles for the Strawberry Ride.
Jamie’s mum Tina said: “We were really pleased with the total as it was only a little event but it went very well.
“A big thanks to everybody who supports us.”
The couple have raised more than £7,000 for charity since Jamie was killed by a speeding motorist who ran a red light at a crossing.
Jamie was killed in February 2011 and since then his family has received a prestigious award recognising their contribution to tackling devastating road casualties and ensuring justice for victims’ families.
• Jamie’s friend Zoe Slaw is taking part in a 28 mile cycling challenge called the Strawberry Ride in the summer.
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She said: “He wanted to make a difference to the world and was one of the kindest and fun people I have known.
“He was there for everyone, with whatever they needed - a hug, a night out, someone to talk to. He was taken far too young.
“His favourite charity was When You Wish Upon a Star. It’s a wonderful way to give sick children some happiness and give them time away from hospital and just being kids.
“Please donate what you can for this amazing charity and in memory of an incredible man.”