Six-year-old internet sensation Jack Henderson has been shortlisted for the Charity Champion at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.
Jack, of Prestonpans, East Lothian, has raised over £16,000 for the Sick Kids’ Friends Foundation by accepting donations in return for picture requests. Within two weeks, over 500 pictures had been requested.
He has gone on to appear on national television, built over 3000 Facebook fans and attracted over 100,000 people to his website jackdrawsanything.com.
Jack’s dad Ed Henderson said:
“We are so delighted Jack has been shortlisted for this award. Jack Draws Anything has been a real family affair and we are just happy to have been able to raise money for the Sick Kids’ Friends Foundation. To have been nominated and shortlisted in recognition is great.”
Jack wanted to raise money for the hospital baby brother Noah attends regularly and parents Rose and Ed had thought it might be a good way to raise £100. But the Prestonpans brood, including middle brother Toby, have enjoyed a whirlwind couple of months since the site’s launch.
Maureen Harrison, Chief Executive of the Sick Kids’ Friends Foundation, said:
“We are very excited that Jack’s wonderful pictures and really innovative fundraising which will benefit so many children has been shortlisted for this award.”
The Awards Dinner will be held at Mansfield Traquair Centre, Edinburgh on June 16.
For further information, please contact:
Suzanne Mackie, Indigo, Suzanne@indigopr.com (0131) 554 1230
Ed Henderson, Jack’s Dad, firstname.lastname@example.org 07971 535 258
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