Eight-year-old Jacob makes his fundraising walk an annual tradition

Written by Sam Wilson, April 18, 2024

Last April, Jacob Green, who has severe Haemophilia A, inspired his teachers, football team and classmates to join him on a fundraising walk to support the Haemophilia Society – raising over £1,400. Twelve months on and he’s taken to the coastal paths near Skegness for THS again .

Jacob’s fundraising endeavours were initially inspired by attending Haemfest, our family camping weekend. He came away from the weekend wanting to ensure others like him could go to similar events.

This year, he’s raising money to support our Youth Camp which Jacob is excited to attend once he’s old enough.

His mum, Nicola, who is part of the Lincolnshire and East Midlands local haemophilia group said “Up until now all Jacob’s school trips involve me tagging along to make sure he is safe and to administer treatment in an emergency. Jacob is really excited to be able to go on a trip without me! All camps have experienced nurse volunteers and youth workers who can help the children with their treatment if needed”.

Like last year, Jacob and his friends and family walked, cycled and scooted from The View on Winthorpe Beach up to The Observatory at Chapel Point – a distance of around five and a half miles. They were once again all dressed up in their red THS shirts, ensuring everyone they passed knew who they were representing.

Please join us in sending the biggest thank-you to Jacob and his friends – we’re so lucky to have inspirational young people like them supporting us.

You can help Jacob towards his fundraising target by donating to his Just Giving page here.