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‘Tony Hudgell Foundation’ Fundraiser and Ambassador

2172. Jack Hopkins

Jack Hopkins, aged 9, from Devon, started fundraising for NHS charities during the pandemic when he was just 5 years old.

During lockdown, Jack found himself becoming increasingly fed up, losing his motivation to complete his schoolwork. Wanting to do something positive while keeping fit, he decided to raise money to help the NHS, and started walking 5km, twice a week. 

After meeting fellow Point of Light, Tony Hudgell, in 2021 Jack became an ambassador for the ‘Tony Hudgell Foundation’ and has since supported Tony in his fundraising activity, including running 100k in 100 days, and raising over £59,000 from a mountain climbing challenge in August. Documenting his progress on social media, Jack has inspired many friends and family members to join him on his challenges. 

In a personal letter to Jack, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: 

“You have been a huge source of strength for Tony in supporting his foundation and the difference it is making for other children who have been through terrible abuse.

“Like Tony, you are a true role model. So on behalf of the whole country, thank you – and good luck with your next fundraising challenge!”

Congratulating Jack on his award, Sir Geoffrey Cox, Jack’s local MP for Torridge and West Devon, said: 

“I am delighted to learn of Jack’s award as the UK’s 2712nd Point of Light which is well-earned recognition of the amazing fundraising efforts this young man has made over recent years.  Well done Jack!”

Jack said:

“I am so honoured to receive the award and can’t quite believe it. Look forward to showing my friends at school. Thank you ”

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